WWF honours Nepali climbers

KATHMANDU: The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) felicitated Climate-for-Life Ambassadors Apa Sherpa and Dawa Sherpa with its most prestigious Leaders for a Living Planet award at a function held at Gland, Switzerland on Wednesday.

The WWF International Director General Jim Leape felicitated the duo with the highest honour given to an individual by the wildlife organisation, for their role as a true global citizen, whose deeds have drawn the global attention to the impact of climate change in the Himalayas.

“Apa and Dawa represent the real people from the real world. Their experiences are not based on somebody else’s data or research; they have witnessed with their own eyes the melting Himalayas,” said Leape while addressing the function, adding that their exemplary efforts have helped understand the impact of climate change on the lives of billions of people the world over.

Apa and Dawa are in Geneva to raise awareness about climate change in the Himalayas as a part of the European Expedition of the Climate-for-Life Campaign.

The two Nepali climbers are scheduled to travel through Chamonix, Vienna and Brussels as a run–up to the much awaited COP 15 Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen early this December.


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