WWF Nepal has been continuously doing their best to conserve Nepal’s iconic animals, spread awareness in hotspots and encourage sustainable livelihood. These images are by Simon de Trey-White from July 2011 when the photojournalist was assigned to capture the areas that WWF Nepal have been involved in.
The Goal: To secure community livelihoods in order to reduce pressure on natural resources and sustain healthy ecosystems and environmental services.
WWF Nepal has sponsored a bio-gas village in Chitwan where nearly 90% of the village now cooks with bio-gas which is methane produced from cow dung and human waste. The villagers no longer need to venture into the forest to chop woods and carry it back home. Yay’ save trees! In the less frequented Bardia National Park, WWF Nepal has been providing assistance to farmers to grow menthol (mint) as their main crop. Mint is more profitable to farmers and far less attractive to rhinos and elephants thus reducing human-animal conflict.
PS. That mikania micrantha plant was mentioned in the film CHHADKE!Read More: A Walk on the WWF Side – Simon de Trey-White Earth Hour 2013 Celebrated in Pokhara Dawa Steven Sherpa Wins WWF Award Shristi Shrestha Visits Kanchenjunga Conservation Area