Fruit trees bring hope for Chhukha Village

Around 80 villagers of Darla gewog, Chhukha, are happy that a variety of fruit trees they planted as part of a project targeting human-wildlife conflict areas are beginning to bear fruit.The initiative, led by the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Forestry and Training (UWIFT), supplied seedlings to 21 households in Yagang village and 59 households in Gengu village. The project manager from UWIFT, Karma said that compared to other areas, Gengu and Yagang are less developed and face challenges like a lack of road connectivity. Identified as human-wildlife conflict hotspots by the Gedu forest division, the project began in 2020 with a three-year plan. This project was funded by the Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation.

(This story was published on national newspaper Kuensel on 10th November, 2023)

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