Birds and Butterflies of Ladakh

First Nature Guides Training Workshop


Date June-July 2022

Place Changthang and Leh

The first Nature Guides Training Workshop was organized by Jungwa Foundation in collaboration with the Department of Wildlife Protection, UT Ladakh and in partnership with Titli Trust and CEDAR.

The aim of the workshop was to explore the potential of bird and butterfly eco tourism in Ladakh. 15 youth from across Ladakh participated in the workshop with great enthusiasm. The workshop was conducted in Changthang and Leh and included field and classroom sessions where participants learnt to observe and identify birds and butterflies using the tool kits provided to them. The toolkits included bincoluars, cameras and a selection of books. 62 species of birds and 14 butterfly species were seen in the field.

The workshop concluded with the distribution of certificates by the Chief Guest, Shri Tashi Namgail Yakzee, Hon’ble Councillor (Wildlife), Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council who lauded the efforts of the organisers and encouraged the participants to continue their journey as nature guides.