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Dekila Chungyalpa: Cultivating Conservation and Community — Eco-Monastic Leadership in the Himalayas

November 16, 2017
Dekila Chungyalpa gives a lecture entitled “Cultivating Conservation and Community: Eco-Monastic Leadership in the Himalayas” as part of the Yale Himalaya Initiative Fall 2017 series.
A 2014 recipient of the McCluskey Award, Dekila is an associate research scientist at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. Currently, Dekila is developing a program called YETI: Yale Environmental Training Initiative for Religious Leaders. She is also founder of Sacred Earth, an acclaimed faith-based conservation program at the World Wildlife Fund started in 2009. In the past, she has worked for WWF US in the Greater Mekong and Eastern Himalayan regions. In 2008, she began working with His Holiness the 17th Karmapa to develop the Khoryug projects for conservation in Buddhist institutions. Dekila is from Sikkim and works extensively on faith- and community-based conservation in the Himalayas.
This video was recorded on November 7, 2017.
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