Cultural event to conserve snow leopard

Photo: Wikipedia
Photo: Wikipedia

A two-day festive event on 8-9 October, particularly for the residents of northern community living in close proximity to snow leopard habitat joined by tourist, government officials, officials from Bhutan Foundation, Snow Leopard Conservancy (SLC) and the public of Soe and Tshento gewogs.

The event was to showcase the culture and tradition of the high land people thereby educating the community on the importance of conservation their age old traditions and customs.

This second Mt. Jomolhari festival took place at Dangojang near Jomolhari base camp under Soe Park Range of Jigme Dorji National Park (JDNP). The festival is a community based initiative collaborated by Jigme Dorji National Park (JDNP) and the Nature Recreation and Ecotourism Division (NRED) which was funded by the Bhutan Foundation.

This festival also aims to conserve the Snow Leopard which is primarily found in the Jomolhari area involving Soe Yaksa and Soe Yutoed communities and create harmony between the endangered Snow Leopard species and the local community by helping generate income and their livelihood through its conservation.

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