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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Red Panda Survey Protocol and Training

The Nature Conservation Division of the Bhutan Department of Forest and Park Services has developed a Red Panda Survey Protocol. The guide was used to train senior forest staff in how to conduct red panda surveys so they can train their district staff before conducting field research in Samtse, Dagana and Haa districts.

New paper from SWS Bhutan!

Sonam Tobgay has a newly published paper from his masters research. Congratulations Sonam. It gives clear recommendations on where to focus efforts to improve habitat connectivity for red panda in Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary including transboundary areas with Arunachal Pradesh, India. Potential habitat distribution of Himalayan red panda and theirconnectivity in Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary, Bhutan. Ecology … Continue reading New paper from SWS Bhutan!

Brokpa culture

For 4 years, we were privileged to work with the Brokpa community in Merak and Gengu villages within Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary. Their culture and traditions are strong, intact, colourful and intertwined with nature. Here are some vignettes showing you their ceremonial dancing and singing.

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