The Himalaya Collective

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What is The Himalaya Collective?

The Himalaya Collective has been conceptualised as an open-source platform for individuals and organisations living and working in the Himalayan states of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.

The mountains are a challenging yet beautiful ecosystem to work in, where ecologies and geographies collide on a daily basis for anyone working on social development or environmental conservation.

Strengthening the Himalayas and its communities is not a job for any one organisation or individual. Hence, our belief that working together and sharing ideas, insights and resources with each other is the best way forward for inclusive, sustainable and context-specific development of the Himalayas.

If you believe in this idea, then you’re already a part of the Himalaya Collective. Welcome aboard!

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Mountains Matter (पहाड़ महत्वपूर्ण हैं)

Happy International Mountains Day to all our readers! हमारे सभी पाठकों को अंतर्राष्ट्रीय पर्वतीय दिवस की शुभकामनाएँ! Since 2003, the 11th of December has been celebrated as International Mountains Day to spread awareness about the importance of mountains and highlight the opportunities and challenges that us mountain folk face. This …

Ecotourism workshop: Gangtok, 8th November 2019

The Energy Resources Institute (TERI) is conducting a workshop on Ecotourism under the SECURE Himalaya project on 8th of November, 2019 in Gangtok, Sikkim. The theme of the workshop is “Issues, Challenges and Solutions for Promotion of Ecotourism” with a keynote address by Shri M.L. Srivastava, IFS, Principal Secretary cum …

Openings at the Department of Wildlife Protection, Leh

Wildlife Protection Department, Leh, Government of Jammu and Kashmir wishes to engage people for the National Mission for Himalayan Studies and Project Snow Leopard for a period of one year (extendable). Project 1: Understanding Ladakh’s socio-ecological processes to design landscape-level development strategies (5 openings) Project 2: Project Snow Leopard (4 …

Profile: Titli Trust

Established in 2009, the trust works on conservation education, action and research. Titli strives to support sustainable livelihoods linked to local ecology through support at Devalsari and Pawalgarh.

How to Start Your Own NGO or Social Enterprise

Starting your own NGO can be a lengthy, tedious as well as a confusing procedure, one which will require a long if not a lifetime commitment. You need more than money, enthusiasm and motivation to start your own NGO. There are many other legal as well as official procedures to …

Profile: Harela Society

Harela Society, formed by a group of radical and humble thinkers, believes in spreading awareness about environmental conservation amongst communities, with a focus on young people in Uttarakhand.

Community Based Tourism in Pawalgarh: A Ray of Hope

Tourism has always been an encouraged sector, generating significant revenue, conservation of endangered species and has revived cultural heritage. It is only in the recent times that the negative effects of “overtourism” has come into play, relating to matters of too many visitors exceeding the carrying capacity of a particular …

Uttarakhand’s Story of Migration

Uttarakhand, the northern state of India carved out of Uttar Pradesh, has witnessed a massive emigration in the last few decades. Close to 950 villages have become completely depopulated with people leaving these villages in large numbers. Over 3500 villages are left with a population of less than 50! The …

Profile: Avani

Avani is a non- governmental voluntary organization which follows a community based model and primarily works to bring solar energy to rural areas, produce electricity and charcoal from pine needles and produce handmade naturally dyed silk and woollen textiles. Set up in 1997 (and formally registered in 1999) as the …

Call for Rural Youth: Become a Nature Guide in Uttarakhand

Titli Trust and CEDAR have collaborated to bring to you a one-year nature guide course for rural youth. This course will be conducted for three landscapes of Uttarakhand: Mussoorie-Benog-Devalsari, Mukhteshwar and Thano-Laldhang-Jhilmil Jheel. The course will have a basic as well as advanced level with monthly practice sessions, and is …