Dear EverestNews.com, Namaste and
warm greetings from Nepal .
I am grateful for your support and
encouragement in the past years for my family and I.
I am very happy to inform you that my
son, Dawa Steven, has been awarded the following for initiating and organizing
the successful Eco Everest Expedition 2008:
1. The IUCN (International Union for
Conservation of Nature), World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) and the
International Rangers Federation (IRF) selected Dawa Steven Sherpa as one of
the Top Five Young Conservationists in the world for 2008.
2. The UIAA has awarded him with the
Award for contributions to UIAA for efforts to promote conservation ethics in
the mountains and to draw international attention to the high risk in the
Khumbu due to climate change.
3. Dawa Steven has also been awarded
with the prestigious Special Achievement Award from the Sir Edmund Hillary
Foundation for his double summit of both Everest and Lhotse and for his
Environmental initiatives in 2008 Spring.
4. The UIAA has nominated Dawa Steven
Sherpa for the International Olympic Committee Environmental Award, which
recognizes and encourages the implementation of good environmental practices
in the field of sport. The UIAA believes that the work done by Dawa Stephen
Sherpa, before, during and after his Eco Everest Expedition 2008, is worth
I want to take this opportunity to wish
and your family a Very Happy New year and look forward to your support and
good wishes in the years to come.
Ang Tshering Sherpa