Koshi Tappu Kanchenjunga Biodiversity Education Livelihood Terra Studio (KTK-BELT) and its local partner, Yangshila Permaculture Learning Grounds (YPLG), are collaborating to create a Vertical University – from sea level to 8,000 meters – for learning biodiversity conservation, heritage botany, and indigenous knowledge of environmental management. The partners are also strengthening the skills of indigenous women and men farmers to conserve and multiply local seed and plant varieties in eastern Nepal, an area of biodiversity and native home to 6,700+ species of vascular plants and 800+ bird species.

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