Awards & Honors

Knighthood from His Majesty, the King of Nepal, Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev

Nepal/Gurkha Dakshin Bahu III - 1990 - Recognition by His Majesty Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev for Role in Evolving People-centered Approach to Nature Conservation Then Leading With Creating Makalu-Barun National Park. (Model continues to evolve and has now helped Nepal now conserve 18%, up from 7% when this approach was initiated)

Decoration with Order of Golden Ark, HRH Prince Bernhard of The Netherlands

Netherlands/Golden Ark - 2005 - Recognition by His Highness Prince Bernhard of The Netherlands for Role Setting Up Major Protected Areas, Using the Community-based Model, in Nepal, China, India, and Afghanistan

The First Honorary Professorship of Quantitative Ecology from Chinese Academy of Sciences

China/Honorary Professorship - 1995- Recognition by Chinese Academy of Sciences for Using Satellite-based Vegetative Mapping in Leading to Create Qomolangma (Mt Everest) National Nature Preserve -- Then Setting Up First GIS Lab in China's Institute of Botany. (See parallel satellite vegetative mapping project for "Map Supplement," National Geographic Magazine, November 1988, Vol 174, No 5

King of Sweden & Chairman World Scouts Recognizing as Baden-Powell Fellow

In 1968, I served as Scoutmaster of the International Troop in Kathmandu Nepal. That showed me—during years when I was also gathering evidence for my doctoral dissertation on nonformal education about population growth—that Scouting could engage communities. Decades later, I created a partnership with the World Scouting movement to train Scouts around-the-world how to lead their communities toward sustainable futures.

Daniel Taylor Receives Explorers Club Award

Fifty People Changing the World Who the World Needs to Know About
Daniel c. Taylor takes an idea that baffles others to reality. His exploration in- cludes first ascents, pioneering two rivers, designing extraordinary buildings, generating electricity and growing the results of his explorations. He has ex- plored design in order to create national parks where people protect nature; 100 million acres so far. Taylor designed an accredited university to learn sustainable and inclusive living that helped to emerge holistic lives around the world. His pub- lic recognition includes being knighted by king of nepal, an honorary professor of quantitative ecology at chinese academy of sciences, order of golden arc from the netherlands, and both masters and doctoral degrees from harvard university.