Biodiversity conservation in the Great Himalayan National Park in India
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by CADIP
Short-Term (few weeks/months)
The Great Himalayan National Park is located in the western part of the Himalayan Mountains in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The park was established in 1984 and is spread over an area of 1,171 km2 at an altitude of between 1500 and 6000 m. It is characterized by high alpine peaks, alpine meadows and riverine forests. The park includes the upper mountain glacial and snow meltwater sources of several rivers, and the catchments of water supplies that are vital to millions of downstream users. It is a habitat to numerous flora and more than 375 fauna species. In 2014, the Great Himalayan National Park was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.
The Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area protects the monsoon-affected forests and alpine meadows of the Himalayan front ranges. It is part of the Himalaya biodiversity hotspot and includes twenty-five forest types along with a rich assemblage of fauna species, several of which are threatened. This gives the site outstanding significance for biodiversity conservation.
The project will focus on conserving the biodiversity of the Great Himalayan National Park. It will be implemented in cooperation with UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Archaeological Survey of India and the Great Himalayan National Park.
The volunteers will be in contact with conservancy and park officials and will attend learning sessions with them. Volunteers' main duties involve biodiversity conservation, tree planting, awareness rally on conserving natural resources and the environment, conservation education in schools in buffer villages, creating educational murals to promote biodiversity.
Project dates: August 20 - September 2, 2018
More information and enrollment: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-india
Long-term volunteer projects in India: http://cadip.org/volunteering-in-india
- Housing Available
- Language/Cultural Support Available
- International Volunteers
How To Apply
To enroll in the project, click here: http://cadip.org/enrol
or give us a call:
USA: 646-657-2900; 310-882-7400; 617-841-0400
Canada: 604-628-7400; 416-943-4900; 514-316-8500