Center for Conservation and Sustainable Living

A center committed to alleviating poverty and ensuring a sustainable future for people and red pandas.

The Center for Conservation and Sustainable Living (CCSL) will be located in Taplejung district, Eastern Nepal. The center will improve living standards and increase annual income of at least 2,000 local families.

The CCSL will be a hub for educational and skill-building workshops where local people can learn sustainable energy use and construction, organic farming, handicraft production, sustainable herding,bio-briquette production, nature guide and ecotrek leadership and homestay management.

The CCSL will also be:

–  Earthquake resistant and will feature rainwater harvesting, improved cooking stoves, solar technologies, ecological-sanitation toilets and cultivation of organic vegetables.

Organic farming training.

– A major training location for RPN Forest Guardians in wildlife survey and monitoring, and anti-poaching investigation.

– A location for Community Forest User Group members and Department of Forest officials to learn sustainable forest management techniques.

Construction begins in 2018 and is expected to be completed in 2021. As with all RPN initiatives, our goal is for the CCSL to eventually be self-sustaining and locally operated.

Partners in Conservation

Thank you Nordens Ark and Svenska Postkodlotteriet who are collectively contributing $377,000 over three years to construct the CCSL and prepare the facility for long-term impact.