Conservation Area Management Committee, Parche

With the aim of sustainably managing local forests, the Conservation Area Management Committee, Parche is applying indigenous knowledge to local environment and development challenges. In addition to establishing tree nurseries and working with communities to harvest non-timber forest products (NTFPs), the organization has reduced wildlife poaching and is providing alternative energy access for the local population. The committee has planted more than 200,000 trees, installed micro-hydroelectric units to generate sustainable energy, and is working to sustainably manage water resources in ways that facilitate local access to fresh drinking water. The committee’s focus on environmental education, with a particular emphasis on children and youth, ensures local ownership and awareness of conservation activities.


Key Facts 

Equator Prize Winner: 2014

Founded: 1991

Location: Parche Village Development Committee, KaskiDistrict, Gandaki Zone, Nepal
Beneficiaries: Over 2,400 inhabitants of Sikles, Parche,
and Khilang

Area of Focus: Community-based conservation and
sustainable livelihoods


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Contact Information

Dr. Hum Gurung
Languages: English, Nepali


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