The wildlife corridors in Nepal's southern plains are central to the survival of endangered bengal tigers and one horned rhinos, and the ecosystem they are a part of. But poaching and human wildlife conflict remain serious threats. Our partnership with the Fund for Tiger and its work to engage local youth in conservation has been effective, and tiger population has nearly doubled.
In 2007, we started STOP Girl Trafficking in Udayapur by enrolling 60 girls in school. This year, 848 girls are enrolled in 29 schools there! Our Udayapur SGT Alums are socially active in their communities, and enlisting to mentor SGT girls, and be the important Friday Class teachers. Trafficking in Udayapur is not yet defeated. So we are fighting!
Phakchok Rinpoche is a part of a new generation of Tibetan Buddhist masters. Come meet him on Oct. 30th at our Infamous Annual Dinner.
Photo Feature and an Invitation: Restoring 15th century murals in the Himalayas.