Wildlife Conservation Division under the Department of Forest and Park Services organised a two day consultation workshop on Snow Leopard Conservation Program this week in Thimphu. The two-day workshop focused on National Snow Leopard Ecosystem & Protection Program planned for seven years, the two years implementation plan and end outcomes, sharing of research findings on Snow Leopard from the Wangchuck Centennial Park and Jigme Dorji National Park.
The main objectives of the workshop were to review and work on the Snow Leopard national survey, the survey methodology & protocol and developing a work plan for the national Snow Leopard survey. A core team is also formed comprising of representatives from Ugyen Wangchuk Institute for Environmental Conservation (UWICE), RDC Yusipang, Jigme Dorji National Park, Toorsa Strict Nature Reserve and Wangchuck Centennial Park. Further focals from each Snow Leopard range parks and territorial division are already appointed.
The workshop was supported through the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) funded project on “Sustaining Livelihoods for Ecosystem: Eco-life” and will also be partially supporting the national survey works.