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Arnhem Land Community Project Travel

It was such a great trip. Really rewarding to clean up the beautiful beaches up there - we found lots of ghost nets, which made us all feel glad to be there so we could get rid of them (didn't find any trapped turtles but saw lots of turtle tracks on the beaches) - and to hang out with the Dhimurru rangers and learn a bit about Yolngu culture. ....weather was sunny most days, and warm but not too hot - we even went swimming in the sea most days.

L. Southerden | Sydney, Australia
 
 

Burn NO wood in our Nepal Eco-Camps

We say NO to burning wood in our eco-camps

[  70% of Nepal’s forests have fallen in recent decades  >>  Deforestation causes land slides, localized flooding, brings wildlife in closer to villages and is unsightly  ]

At our eco-campsites in the Everest and Annapurna regions we burn dried yak or buffalo dung - a renewable and sustainable fuel source, to heat our dining rooms.

  • It is efficient
  • It alleviates local pressure on wood resources
  • It provides a source of income for local communities
  • It produces less environmental pollution
  • It provide a safe disposal of animal dung
  • It’s cheaper than most modern fuels

For centuries in the Everest region, yak dung has been a traditional means of fuel. Locals from the communities where our eco-campsites are located collect the dung during the dry months of the year. They dry it out in the sun and store it. We purchase the dung from them, further contributing the local economy. 

The dining rooms in our eco campsites have chimney stoves installed with ventilating pipes to a flue. These stoves heat the room using the dried yak and buffalo dung. The dung burns cleanly without producing an odour.

We use kerosene or gas for cooking and the wood used to build the dining rooms at each of our eco-campsites is sourced from sustainable forestry in Nepal.

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Fred Hollows Foundation
Porter Protect
Wilderness
The Himalayan Trust UK
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