Author Archives: Gavin Kenny

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The importance of working together

Climate change is real and we humans have contributed significantly to this. I have no doubt in my mind now. The scientific evidence is there. More importantly people on the ground are experiencing profound changes. Hearing this from local people … Continue reading

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Final reflections from Nepal

Tomorrow we leave Nepal after being here for just over a month. Yesterday I gave a presentation to the core climate change group in Kathmandu, with representatives from the National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC), WWF Nepal, IUCN, Winrock International … Continue reading

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Community forestry project near Kathmandu

Today we went out from Kathmandu to the village of Lalitpur, in one of the hill areas that surround the Kathmandu Valley. Here we were assisted by Sarad Ghimire, a recent University graduate. This is his home village, a place … Continue reading

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Reflections from trekking

We are back to ‘civilisation’ after 19 days walking in the Himalayas. Over this time I’ve managed just over 3 1/2 hours of filming time and around 1000 photos. I filmed less than I hoped, but believe that we have … Continue reading

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Ghandruk, our last stop, and then to Pokhara

It wasn’t until we came to Ghandruk, a village of Gurung (Ghurkha) people, that I managed another interview.  This is a large village, around 6000 people, with many challenges but very good community organisation.  With early support from the Annapurna … Continue reading

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On to Ghoropani and Tadopani

From Tatopani we climbed towards Ghoropani. We only got as far as Shikha village before a thunderstorm hit, so stopped there for the night. Next day we climbed to Ghoropani where, arriving early, we were able to get some washing … Continue reading

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