Cleaning campaign along the Snowmen Trek Route

Bumthang: As a part of the monthly cleaning campaign, the Wangchuck Centennial National Park (WCNP) conducted the cleaning program along the famous snowman trek route (Gomthang & Tsampa route) from 8-11 February. The park management considers waste management as one of the important activities in its management regime particularly for mitigating anthropogenic threat to the wildlife and its habitat.

More than half a tonnes of wastes were collected by the park staffs who were gathered for annual uniform discipline and drill training (ToT).

Such programs are mainly conducted for creating awareness about impact of wastes for conservation of biodiversity and its landscape with the communities and other stakeholders who use the trek route for different purposes. Similar kind of programs was also held in the past through integrating communities and the stakeholders.

The program was funded by World Wildlife Fund, Bhutan and Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation.

Submitted by WCNP, Bumthang

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