The Ghandruk Conservation and Development Committee
The Ghandruk Conservation and Development Committee is a grassroots local organization formed in 1987 under the guidance of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP).
The Committee comprises local people from Ghandruk village who have the knowledge and wisdom in traditional resource management including forest management. The Committee is also involved in environmentally sound small-scale development activities in order to enhance the quality of life of the local people. The Committee has been working to solve local environmental problems such as deforestation, landslides and pollution from tourism in the Annapurna Sanctuary area. The Committee has brought an innovative approach to conservation with sustainable rural development.
In 1992, the Ghandruk Conservation and Development Committee won the J. Paul Getty Wildlife Conservation Prize for its environmental efforts.