“Nature Based Tourism and Information Networking in Trashiyangtse” to promote eco-tourism in Trashiyangtse and rural communities through women’s participation in environmental protection and development of basic facilities for visitors and tourists in the park areas.
“Nature Based Tourism and Information Networking in Trashiyangtse” to promote eco-tourism in Trashiyangtse and rural communities through women’s participation in environmental protection and development of basic facilities for visitors and tourists in the park areas.
Trashiyangtse Dzongkhag is located in north east of the country with a total area of 1437.8 km square, a very remote eastern part of Bhutan with a population size of 26,886 people. Southern Border of Trashiyangtse is occupied by Trashigang and Mongar Dzongkhags while Lhuentse Dzongkhag is located in the west, sharing international boundary with Indian State of Arunachal Pradesh in the east and Tibetan Autonomous Region in the north.

The main source of livelihood of the rural communities is agriculture farming with some pastoral settlements in the north and a few cottage industries of paper (desho paper) and woodcraft production such as "dapa." Agriculture farming is practised in the steep terrain and the ecosystem is fragile and most of the geogs are connected with new farm roads.

The district is popularly know for rich biodiversity, religious and sacred sites, and its wealth in tradition and culture that provide lots of potential for eco-tourism and economic opportunities for the rural communities.

Progress Report:
Most of the project activities have been completed as in the following:
1.Awareness meeting amongst the villagers;
2. defined roles and responsibilities of Tourism Management Committee (TMC);
3. Construction of 4 signboards in the trails;
4. Development of walking trails for tourists;
5. Development of Information Cum Bird Watching and to also be used as Visitors' Center and handicraft sales outlet;
6. APPA Training;
7. Identification of local villages in managing the camp sites;
8. Training on Book Keeping. Guides Training, Porter & Pony and Cooking;
9. Waste Management Pits.

Through this project 1,130 females; 980 males and 300 children has been benefitted. Under the capacity building training, 45 females; 35 males and 15 children have been trained about the promotion of tourism, its benefits and about conservation of the age-old heritage.

 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Nature Conservation Committee
Country:
Bhutan
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 25,308.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 233.53
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 50,350.30
Project Number:
BHU/SGP/OP4/CORE/Y1/08/02
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed

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Project Characteristics and Results
Replication of project activities
Lampelri Botanical Park
Policy Influence
Prioritization of eco-tourism for generating youth employment, promote conservation of local environment and rural income generation.
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Partnership

Dzongkhag Administration

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Tenzin Wangchuk
Phone:
009752322424
Email:
Mr. Tshering Phuntsho
Phone:
009752322424 (ext:330)
Email:

Address

UN House, Peling Lam (Street), Kawajangsa, Thimphu, P.O. Box No. 162
Thimphu, Bhutan, 11001