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Extension of the invitation for the consultancy service for baseline survey

The deadline for "Invitation for the consultancy service for baseline survey of the local communities harvesting high value conservation priority NTFPs in five key production districts of Nepal" has been extended to December 05, 2021. The application procedure remains same as in the previous call of invitation. The…

Invitation for the Consultancy Service for baseline survey of the local communities harvesting high value high conservation priority NTFPs in five key production districts of Nepal

ANSAB is seeking a well-qualified and experienced consultant/organization to conduct a baseline survey of NTFP harvesters for ‘Himalayan plants for people: sustainable trade for biodiversity and development’ project implemented in Jumla, Mugu, Humla, Bajhang and Darchula districts of Nepal. Interested professionals/ institutions are requested to submit a brief…

Extension of deadline for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) from Fiji to submit Expression of Interest for REDD+ capacity building at national and local levels

In response to the Invitation of Expression of Interest from Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to carry out REDD+ capacity building at national and local level under the FCPF REDD+ Capacity Building Program published on August 26, 2021, ANSAB has extended the deadline for the CSOs from Fiji to…

Krishi tatha ban swrat sanrakshanko digo upayogka lagi rananitik yojana

Author: Jiri Municipality with technical facilitation from ANSAB Language: Nepali Date of Publication: June 2021 ISBN: NA Number of Pages: 48+10 Price: Free This is the Nepali version of "Strategic plan for the conservation and sustainable use of farm and forest resources". With ANSAB’s technical facilitation, Jiri Municipality…

Invitation of Expression of Interest from Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) from Fiji, Vietnam and Nepal for REDD+ Capacity Building at National and Local levels

ANSAB, as the recipient of the Asia Pacific FCPF Capacity Building Project on REDD+ has been implementing FCPF REDD+ capacity building program for civil society organizations and local communities in the Asia Pacific region. The overall objective of this project is to strengthen the engagement of targeted forest-dependent…

Himalayan Bio Trade Limited (HBTL) receives FairWild certification

Himalayan Bio Trade Limited (HBTL) has received the FairWild certification for Jatamansi and Kutki from Jumla district of Nepal. The collection and processing of these high value non-timber forest products have complied with the performance indicators defined in the FairWild Standards. HBTL is the first company in Nepal…

Webinar: Meet the Producers – Nepalese Essential Oil Exporters

A Darwin Initiative funded project, Succeeding with CITES: Sustainable and equitable Jatamansi trade from Nepal, has been implemented in Nepal from July 2018 to March 2021 Nepal with the objective to promote legal and sustainable international trade in Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi), through use of the international best practice…

Making technical education practical and accessible for rural communities: A pilot initiative in Nepal

Despite the enormous natural wealth with its rich and unique biological and cultural diversity and traditional craftsmanship as well as a high proportion of economically active population, Nepal still remains as one of the poorest countries in the world. One of the causes for this is the poor…

Trade of CITES species resumes in Nepal with the formulation of CITES regulation 2019

The Ministry of Forests and Environment (MoFE) has developed the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) Regulations of Nepal in order to address the inadvertent ban on exports of CITES-listed species from Nepal that was caused after the promulgation of CITES…

COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Program

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, ANSAB is concerned about the danger it poses in Nepal, particularly, the impacts on the rural poor communities it serves. As the virus has spread to high-density areas, working people neighborhoods, and other centers of vulnerability and poverty, we have now faced health,…

Public Private Community Alliance (PPCA) members assemble in Jiri for a planning meeting

ANSAB and Jiri Municipality jointly organized a PPCA (Public-Private-Community-Alliance for Sustainable Natural Products-based Enterprises and Local Economic Development) planning meeting in Jiri, Dolakha on February 5, 2020. Participants of the meeting included over 30 individuals including Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer of Jiri Municipality, Ward Chairpersons, ANSAB’s Executive…

FSC launches a National Forest Stewardship Standard for Nepal

The National Forest Stewardship Standard (NFSS) for Nepal has been launched by the FSC. The Standard has been developed by a chamber-balanced Standards Development Group coordinated by ANSAB using multi-stakeholder process, including two public consultations. The Standard was field tested in different forests in two different geographical regions.…