Women learning to use a trail camera in Bhutan (photo: T. Wangchuck)
- We work with local partners and herder communities, the front line in preserving the biodiversity of Central Asia’s high mountains.
- We provide needed technical and financial assistance for community-based activities linked to stewardship and biodiversity conservation.
- Our programs build community ownership of projects, long-term self-reliance, and ecosystem health.
- We involve communities in non-invasive baseline research on snow leopards, their prey and habitat, blending western science with indigenous knowledge.
- Appreciative Participatory Planning and Action empowers communities to focus on their assets, successes and positive attributes instead of their problems and negatives.
- Our conditions for collaboration include linkage with biodiversity conservation; reciprocal contribution; participation; responsibility, and monitoring & evaluation.
Outdoor meeting & discussion in remote Zanskar village