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This project is a partnership between Charles Sturt University, Australia, the Government of Bhutan, World Wildlife Fund, Red Panda Network and Australian Landcare International. It is funded by the UK Darwin Initiative Fund from 2016 to 2019.

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So far, so good…pastures up, check dams holding, willows sprouting…..

After only two months, the pastures are up and growing, the willows are sprouting and the check dams are holding against early monsoon rains. The map below shows where the 77 check dams have been installed- most are in the head of the gully with some in the side tributary. Further work will be done … Continue reading So far, so good…pastures up, check dams holding, willows sprouting…..

Blessing of Drana restoration by Namkhai Nyingpo Rinpoche

Burning juniper and ancient buddhist trumpets fill the mountain air as monks and park officials lead the procession down to the Drana landslide area.  Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary staff invited senior lama, his eminence the Namkhai Nyingpo Rinpoche from Trashigang to consecrate the area by installing a TSA CHU BUMTER at the site. TSA CHU BUMTER … Continue reading Blessing of Drana restoration by Namkhai Nyingpo Rinpoche

First Red Panda Conservation Workshop held in Bhutan

Thirty five people with a passion for protecting the magnificent red panda came together for 3 days to share their knowledge and experience with red panda conservation in Bhutan, India and Nepal. The workshop was organized by Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary in collaboration with WWF Bhutan and Charles Sturt University.  Major threats to red panda in … Continue reading First Red Panda Conservation Workshop held in Bhutan

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