Grant 2015 – Capacity Building for sustainable nature tourism in Singhalila National Park, Darjeeling, Eastern Himalayas, India

The project seeks to fill the intervention gap of capacity building of Park Guides in Singhalila National Park, in an effort to promote conservation and sustainable nature tourism in the park.  The project proposes to develop the capacity of the 100 park guides of Singhalila by organising formal skill development and capacity building training programmes. The project is distinct and …

Grant 2013 – Monfort Bat Eco-Tourism Community Development Initiative at Monfort Conservation Park, Samal Island, Davao del Norte, Mindanao, The Philippines

The Monfort Conservation Park located on the beachfront on Samal Island which is only ten minutes away from the mainland capital of Davao City. It had been inhabited mainly as a private holiday home until Bat Conservation International (BCI) discovered the cave of five openings that roost approximately 1.8 million Geoffrey’s Rousette bats. The Monfort Conservation Park got the Guinness …

Grant 2013 – Awareness Campaign for Sustainable Management of the Tafunsak Marine Protected Area, Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia

Administered by Kosrae Conservation and Safety Organisation (KCSO), a NGO found in 1998. The organisation is dedicated to the conservation of Kosrae’s natural resources and biodiversity. Their mission aims to sustainably manage and protect Kosrae’s biodiversity and natural heritage through community involvement and strong partnership.   The grant will assist KCSO to: (1) Enhance community awareness and understanding of the …

Grant 2013 – Role of Tourism for Human Elephant Conflict Mitigation in Bahundangi Village, Jhapa District, Nepal

Nepal is a small Himalayan landlocked country between India and China and is an important habitat of mega-faunas including Asian elephant, Elephas Maximus. It is a protected species in Nepal however conflict arises due to residential and migratory herds of elephants and increase of human population.   Of all the regions, Jhapa district experiences the most intense human-elephant conflict. Jhapa …

Grant 2012 – Community Conservation Centre (CCC) Development and Nature Guide Training for Koh Phra Thong Lions Homestay Group at Lions Village and Tha Pae Yoi Village, Phra Thong Island, Kuraburi District, Phang Nga, Thailand

Lions Village was built on Phra Thong Island with the support of Lions Club International in the aftermath of the tsunami. Lions Village has provided an important site for tsunami-affected communities to recreate a relationship with their traditional livelihoods and land.   Recognising the fragility of both natural and human communities on Phra Thong, Mangrove Action Project (MAP) began working …

Grant 2010 – Mihintale Rock Temple, Anuradhapura District, Sri Lanka

Mihintale is a mountain peak, only 8 km away from Anuradhapura which is the ancient city of Sri Lanka.  It is, quite literally, the primary location of significance on the Sri Lanka Buddhism trail, as it is the first Buddhist sermon was preached and the doctrine of peace introduced to the island.   Mihintale is a popular destination for local …

Grant 2009 – Responsible Trekking for Waste Management in Tamang Heritage Trail, Nepal

The Tamang Heritage Trail is the newly promoted destination developed by Tourism for Rural Poverty Alleviation and promoted by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) for the cultural heritage of the ethnic Tamangs community.  Every year the region has seen increased tourists flow giving locals opportunities to adopt tourism to support their livelihoods.  But with increased tourist flow of threat of loss …

Grant 2009 – Sea Turtles Clinic, Moorea, French Polynesia

The Sea turtles clinic, appointed by the Government Office for Environment, shelters and treats turtles found sick, wounded, mutilated or seized by the authorities.   Two species of sea turtles can be seen at the clinic: the green turtle and the hawkbill turtle.  Over 130 turtles have been sheltered by the clinic since its creation.  45 of them were successfully …