The International Institute of Field Studies in collaboration with Canadian Institute of Forestry and Forestry without Borders is proud to present the 2015 Himalayan Field Study Program in Nepal.
Himalayan Field Study – Forestry & Natural Resources (Oct. 15 – Nov. 7, 2015)
The International Institute of Field Studies in collaboration with Canadian Institute of Forestry and Forestry without Borders is proud to present the 2015 Himalayan Field Study Program in Nepal. Geared towards foresters and professionals in the natural resource sectors, this program offers an opportunity to learn and understand the political, economic and social aspects of natural resource development and management in the Himalayan region. Learning opportunities will consist of various field visits, and interaction with professionals and academics.
Some of the academic activities include talk programs about community history, Nepali culture, geography, economics, politics, forestry, climate change, wildlife and parks management. Field visits include community forestry activities, interaction with local forest professionals like International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), school nursery project funded by Forest without Borders, Alberta Caucus.
Other activities include white water rafting in the Trisuli River, wildlife safari in Chitwan National Park, trekking to Annapurna Base Camp. Experience the altitude variation from 1020 m to 4130m and corresponding vegetation changes from sub-tropical to temperate to vegetation above the tree line. Interact with the local users group of Annapurna Conservation Area project (ACAP) – one of the most successful conservation efforts in Nepal. Visits to several world heritage sites like Lumbini (birthplace of Lord Buddha), Pasupati Temple, Swayambhu, Boudha, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, etc.