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Junior Rangers Club launched in Sakteng

Sakteng, 9 May 2019: Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary (SWS) launched a Junior Rangers club at Sakteng Lower Secondary School (SLSS) based on the International Red Panda Network program. The aim of Junior Rangers club is to educate youth on the importance of biodiversity with major emphasis on red panda conservation and research.

SWS officials provided awareness about red panda and its importance on biodiversity conservation through talks, videos and tailor made activities. Students were given activity books to draw and colour the red pandas to make them aware about the basic features of Red panda like their ecology and diet.

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The day concluded with the presentation of certificates to twenty students of SLSS to confirm their role as Junior Rangers. This is the second Junior Rangers Club launched by SWS to foster positive attitudes towards the conservation of our biodiversity and to promote citizen scientist-based conservation.

Reported by: Sonam Wangyel, Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary