It has been a case of many hands getting the job done over the last 10 days, with none of it easy! The Brokpa herders of Merak and Park Forestry staff pooled their resources to complete the mammoth task of fencing out and planting the enormous gully at Drana. You only have to look at the distant specks of women planting in the base of the gully to get an idea of the scale of what the project is dealing with. With the monsoon season starting, we pray that Aum Jomo (Merak’s protective deity in the mountains above the project site) will stop the plantings from washing away. Congratulations to everyone involved!
Photos taken by Kesang Dorjee, Species Conservation Officer, Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary.