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Forest Guardians

We have currently 54 Forest Guardians from 27 Village Development Communities (VDCs) working in 35 Community Forests in 4 National Forests. Forest Guardians are the key to the future of red panda. They mobilize the community into action to preserve their forest biodiversity and red panda.

These special people work in their respective communities to inspire the creation of a community forest networks that are empowered to take control of their forests. They monitor treacherous red panda habitat monthly in order to collect important baseline data that enables us to monitor our conservation efforts.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Click here to sponsor a Forest Guardian >

 

From Ilam District 

  Arjun Rai

Arjun Rai-PyangAge: 32 years
Name of Community Forest: Pyang Patal
Marital Status: Married
Family Members: 3
Education: 5 Class
Location: Pyang-9, Ilam, Nepal
Profession: Agriculture
Annual Income: 50,000 /- NPR

 Dal Bahadur Gurung

Dal Bahadur Gurung-MaimajhuwaAge: 35 years
Name of Community Forest: Pokhari Danda
Marital Status: Married
Family Members: 6
Education: 8 Class
Location: Maimajhuwa-6, Ilam, Nepal
Profession: Agriculture
Annual Income: 35,000 /- NPR

Dev Kumar Limbu

Dev Kumar Limbu-MabuAge: 35 years
Name of Forest: Surke National Forest
Marital Status: Unmarried
Family Members: 5
Education: 11 Class
Location: Jamuna-1, Ilam, Nepal
Profession: Agriculture
Annual Income: 25,000 /- NPR

Indra Bahadur Gurung

Indra Bahadur Gurung-MaimajhuwaAge: 45 years
Name of Community Forest: Chintapu
Marital Status: Married
Family Members: 5
Education: 5 Class
Location: Maimajhuwa-6, Ilam, Nepal
Profession: Agriculture
Annual Income: 25,000 /- NPR
Jasman Rai

Jasman Rai-MaipokhariAge: 58 years
Name of Community Forest: Jarbutte Bhalupani
Marital Status: Married
Family Members: 3
Education: 5 Class
Location: Maipokhari-9, Ilam, Nepal
Profession: Agriculture
Annual Income: 25,000 /- NPR

Kul Bahadur Subedi

Kul Bahadur Subedi - JogmaiAge: 40 years
Name of Community Forest: Kalikhop Dadheli
Marital Status: Married
Family Members: 7
Education: 10 Class
Location: Jogmai-3, Ilam, Nepal
Profession: Agriculture
Annual Income: 20,000 /- NPR

 Lakpa Tenzi Sherpa

Lhakpa Tenzi Sherpa-MabuAge: 24 years
Name of Forest: Rachane National Forest
Marital Status: Unmarried
Family Members: 5
Education: 10 Class
Location: Mabu-8, Ilam, Nepal
Profession: Agriculture
Annual Income:45,000 /- NPR

“I also work as a red panda tracker to show red pandas in wild to the red panda eco-trippers

 Narendra Kumar Rai

Narendra Kumar Rai-MaipokhariName of Community Forest: Jarbutte Bhalupani
Age: 50 years
Marital Status: Married
Family Members: 5
Education: 5 Class
Location: Maipokhari-9, Ilam, Nepal
Profession: Agriculture
Annual Income: 50,000 /- NPR

 Nim Sange Sherpa

Neem Sange Sherpa-PuwamajhuwaAge: 20 years
Name of Community Forest: Kalapokhari Tham Danda
Marital Status: Married
Family Members: 8
Education: 12 Class
Location: Puwamajhuwa-4, Ilam, Nepal
Profession: Agriculture
Annual Income: 25,000 /- NPR
 Prem Dorje Sherpa

Prem Dorje Sherpa - Jogmai (1)Age: 28 years
Name of Community Forest: Thumke Chipchipe
Marital Status: Married
Family Members: 6
Education: 12 Class
Location: Jogmai VDC-6, Ilam, Nepal
Profession: Agriculture
Annual Income: 50,000 /- NPR

Surya Bhattarai


Age: 36 years
Marital Status: Married
Family Numbers: 5
Location: Mamankhe VDC, Ward No.9, Taplejung, Nepal
Profession: Agriculture
Annual Income: 25,000/- NPR

Menuka Bhattarai


Age: 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Click here to sponsor Menuka >
Marital Status: Unmarried
Family size: 8
Location: Phawakhola VDC, Ward No.9, Taplejung, Nepal
Profession: Agriculture
Annual Income: 20,000/-NPR

Ratna Bahadur Baniya


Age: 35 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Click here to sponsor Ratna >
Marital Status: Married
Family size: 5
Location: Kalikhola VDC, Ward No.7, Taplejung, Nepal
Profession: Agriculture
Annual Income: 15,000/-NPR

Just before 2 years ago, I was returning home from “Goth”. I suddenly met with Giant Black Bear. I get frightened and started to scream and cry. I ran away to behind the bushes and hidden until the bear left my area. That was my most frightening day.

Tulashi Bhattarai


Age: 21
Marital Status: Unmarried
Family size: 6
Location: Phawakhola VDC, Ward No.9, Taplejung, Nepal
Profession: Agriculture
Annual Income: 22,000/-NPR

Ganga Prashad Limbu


Age: 35
Marital Status: Married
Family size: 6
Location: Shrumkhim VDC, Ward No.9, Taplejung, Nepal
Profession: Agriculture
Annual Income: 10,000/-NPR

Surya Bahadur Bhandari


Age: 45
Marital Status: Married
Family size: 8
Location: Mamankhe VDC, Ward No.4, Taplejung, Nepal
Profession: Agriculture
Annual Income: 60,000/-NPR

Star Sun Limbu


Age: 25
Marital Status: Unmarried
Family size: 6
Location: Sikaicha VDC, Ward No.1, Taplejung, Nepal
Profession: Agriculture
Annual Income: 20,000/-NPR

Deu Kumar Gurung


Age: 29
Marital Status: Married
Family size: 5
Location: Shrumkhim VDC, Ward No.9, Taplejung, Nepal
Profession: Agriculture
Annual Income: 10,000/-NPR

Tek Bahadur Baniya


Age: 30
Marital Status: Married
Family size: 9
Location: Kalikhola VDC, Ward No.8, Taplejung, Nepal
Profession: Agriculture
Annual Income: 25,000/-NPR

Indra Kumar Rai


Age: 42
Marital Status: Married
Family size: 5
Location: Yamphudin VDC, Ward No.5, Taplejung, Nepal
Profession: Agriculture and Carpentry
Annual Income: 60,000/-NPR