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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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Red Panda Youth Ambassadors: Darwin Initiative newsletter article for International Youth Day

Below is a copy of our first article published in the Darwin Initiative Fund newsletter! It describes our work with Merak primary school students on red panda education. Sincere thanks to the principal and teachers at Merak school, and SWS staff for organising events and keeping the children engaged. The school will be celebrating International Red … Continue reading Red Panda Youth Ambassadors: Darwin Initiative newsletter article for International Youth Day

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

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