Eastern Himalayas Stories

  • Bhutan’s Changing Landscape

    January 05, 2015

    The government of Bhutan and nonprofit organizations also are doing their part to create jobs in rural communities. WWF is helping educate homeowners how to turn their homes into lodging for tourists.

    bhutan temple and flags
  • Rhino Collaring Will Tell Critical Tale

    December 29, 2014

    A one-horned rhinoceros was successfully collared in Nepal late last month. The event was particularly significant because it occurred in a wildlife corridor that connects Nepal’s Bardia National Park with India’s Katerniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary.

    collared rhino Khata corridor
  • Life in Nepal

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2014
    How a tiny, mountainous country became one of the world's biggest conservation successes for wildlife—and for rural communities with pressing health needs.
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  • Looking at nature through a new lens

    April 22, 2014

    WWF was invited to be a Glass Explorer last year through the initial Giving Through Glass program. WWF's Sabita Malla tested the technology to help rhino conservation.

    google glass
  • Monks and Nuns Go Green

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2014
    monks digging
  • World Wildlife Day Marked by Good News for Rhinos and Tigers

    March 03, 2014

    On World Wildlife Day, the government of Nepal, WWF and other partners celebrate a milestone 365 days without a single case of rhino or tiger poaching in the Eastern Himalayan country.

    rhino in water
  • Saving Himalayan Forests

    January 23, 2014

    Despite the importance of Himalayan forests, they are cleared at a rapid rate, often illegally and by local communities. WWF, several Nepal government agencies and other partners recently received a three-year grant from the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) to address the region's problems with degraded lands.

    Churia Range forest, Nepal, Himalayas
  • Tigers on the Rebound

    WWF Magazine: Spring 2014
    Study shows success of protecting the Himalayas' tigers
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  • Amazing Snow Leopard Images from Nepal

    December 18, 2013

    After an ongoing project tracking elusive snow leopards in a remote area of northeastern Nepal, a government-led project team that included WWF succeeded in fitting a satellite-GPS collar on one of nature’s most elusive big cats on November 25.

    snow leopard in Nepal
  • A Flame Called Hope

    October 16, 2013

    WWF has a long history in Nepal, working closely with local communities to secure conservation successes. This relationship led to an innovative solution that put people and their needs at the center of our programs

    mahato in garden
  • Nepali Ranger Strives for Another Year of Zero Poaching

    August 07, 2013

    Since the beginning of his career, Maharjan has always worked to stop wildlife crime. Today, he organizes anti-poaching surveillance missions using intelligence gathered from a wide network of local informants.

    ranger with rhino calves
  • A Win for Tigers in Nepal

    July 29, 2013

    Nepal’s government announced its tiger population in had increased to 63 percent since the last survey in 2009—putting the number of tigers at an estimated 198 with a range between 163-235.

    Adult tiger camera trap
  • Where do red pandas live? And other red panda facts

    Red pandas roam the Eastern Himalayas. Here are a few things you should know about the species.

    red panda in tree
  • WWF's Flowing Forward Helps People Prepare for Climate Change

    July 23, 2013

    WWF’s Flowing Forward approach helps communities view ecosystems through the lens of climate change.

    boats in Nepal
  • In the Himalayas, People and Nature Take Care of Each Other

    June 19, 2013

    As part of our Eastern Himalayas program, I help find solutions that protect wildlife and also bring benefits to local communities in Nepal, Northeast India, and Bhutan.

    Shubash Lohani
  • Pallas’s Cat Photographed for First Time in Bhutan

    October 31, 2012

    Camera traps have captured the first-ever photographic evidence of the Pallas’s cat in Bhutan’s Wangchuck Centennial Park (WCP). Also known as manul, this cat is a primitive species, defined by a strikingly flat head with high-set eyes and low-set ears that enable it to peer over rocky ledges in search of prey.

    Pallas Cat
  • New Technology to Fight Wildlife Crime

    September 12, 2012

    The use of technologies like unmanned aerial vehicles gives park rangers a vital advantage against dangerously armed poachers.

    Park rangers in Nepal carrying UAVs
  • Tibetan Monasteries at Work for the Environment

    With help from WWF's Sacred Earth program, a program is established to build conservation leadership.

    Tibetan Monk reads a copy of the Khoryug
  • More Tigers in Nepal

    August 09, 2012

    Camera traps identify a greater number of tigers in the region.

    Tiger Nepal Camera Trap
  • Protecting Snow Leopards in the Face of Climate Change

    July 16, 2012

    For the endangered animals of our planet—like the rare and regal snow leopard—climate change means much more than hotter days and intensified storms. These creatures face the prospect of a significant transformation of the habitats that sustain them.

    Snow Leopard
  • Reconnecting Shared Landscapes is Crucial for Wildlife and People to Thrive

    When governments set up conservation areas that protect and connect nature, wildlife begins to thrive and so do people.

    tracking tigers on elephant
  • Communities Lead New Effort to Protect Snow Leopards in Nepal

    April 24, 2012

    In the shadow of the world’s third highest mountain, people and snow leopards are learning to coexist. In the Buddhist faith, there is a strong belief that the snow leopard is god’s pet, but local communities in Kanchenjunga, Nepal often see the endangered species as a deadly threat.

    Snow Leopard and Yak Insurance