BNC CONSERVATION PROJECT (SUBSET GRANT II, YEAT I, 2018-2019)
To increase foraging grounds of BNC in Bumdeling through restoration of degraded paddy fields.
– To reduce local threats to BNC
– Enhance knowledge on wintering BNC ecology in Bhutan
– To promote crane conducive livelihood activities of the local communities
– Promote community engagement in BNC conservation
- 5 acres of flood affected paddy fields restored in Bumdeling
- 60 acres of paddy fields installed with electric fencing in Bumdeling
- 100 dogs sterilized in Bumdeling
- Dietary composition study initiated in Bumdeling
BE A PART OF OUR MISSION
Given the current scenario of supporting Black-necked Crane conservation program in the country through project tied funding, RSPN wishes to establish an endowment fund which would ensure the sustainability of the conservation program and long term impact. To constantly carry out the conservation work for BNC and their habitat, RSPN has developed a 5 year action plan in consultation with all the stakeholders. This would require an estimated amount of US $ 100,000 annually, and can only be possible with an endowment fund of US $ 2 million at 5% annual investment interest. So far, we have raised US $ 30,000 through individual and institutional donors.
At RSPN, we believe a single grain of sand can tip the scale. You can be the grain that tips the scale towards improved environmental conditions and conservation efforts in Bhutan. RSPN has set a target to raise US$ 1.5 million for next 10 years.