A woman cuts grass (with special permission) in the protected grasslands of Khata in Royal Bardia National Park Photo & Caption: Simon de Trey-White
A Tamang woman and child from the hilltop village of Thulo Syabru, Langtang Valley Photo & Caption: Simon de Trey-White
A Tamang woman and child from the hilltop village of Thulo Syabru, Langtang Valley Photo & Caption: Simon de Trey-White
Mikania micrantha is native to the sub-tropical zones of north, central, and south America but is also running riot in Nepal Photo & Caption: Simon de Trey-White
Mikania micrantha is native to the sub-tropical zones of north, central, and south America but is also running riot in Nepal Photo & Caption: Simon de Trey-White
A woman cuts grass (with special permission) in the protected grasslands of Khata in Royal Bardia National Park Photo & Caption: Simon de Trey-White
A woman cuts grass (with special permission) in the protected grasslands of Khata in Royal Bardia National Park   Photo & Caption: Simon de Trey-White

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.

Sustainable Livelihood

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!

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