Nepal – the country of Mt. Everest and Buddha

Nepal – the country of Mt. Everest and Buddha

Earth and You: Earth and Climate Reality (Vote for the Photo)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 19, 2012

Searching Livelihood in the High Mountains: Yarsagumba Harvesters in Dolpa, Nepal:
This picture was taken in Majphal VDC of Dolpa. This grassland (Patan) is managed by Toridwari Community Forest Users Group of Majphal VDC, Dolpa, Nepal. It provides several ecosystem services to the local people. They collect many species of medicinal plants from this grassland and graze their herds here. Needless to say, ‘Yarsagumba’ inhabits this grassland, the most expensive biological commodity on Earth, making it the major source of cash income in this area. The recent market price of Yarsagumba in China showed that it is more expensive than Gold
EARTH AND YOU: The time has come for you to vote!May the best photos win! After an intensive round of voting by our judge panel, we’ve shortlisted the photos down to 12 each under the two categories – Hariyo Ban Nepal ko Dhan and Climate Reality. Now, it is YOUR turn to vote. Please note the following: • Entrants’ names have been deliberately omitted. • Please use your better judgment keeping the following criteria in mind – TECHNICAL QUALITY/COMPOSITION; RELEVANCE TO THE THEME/ IMPACT; and ORIGINALITY/CREATIVE COMPOSITION. • The pictures are also available in flickr ( Voting ends on 21 April, 2012. • The winning photographs will be decided from the scores of the online voting (number of ‘likes’ or ‘favorites’ for the photos) and the combined scores of the judges, with 50% weighting from social media scores and 50% from the judges. In the event of a tie, the decision of the judges will be regarded as final and irrevocable. • The winners will be announced on the main event day on April 22, 2012 at Siddhartha Art Gallery, starting 3 pm. All 24 pictures shown here will be displayed in the Gallery for two weeks.
To vote this photo, just go to this link and like
This picture, taken by Uttam Babu Shrestha, is selected as one of the top 24 photos (12 for each theme-category) in the ‘Earth and You’ Photo Competition. Please like and share this photo as many times as you can. He needs your voting. Thanks ! The online voting will end on 21 April, 2012

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