Grass Roots Movements

Baltistan Wildlife Conservation and Development Organization (BWCDO)

Dec 14, 2023

Rather than launch a scorched-earth crusade against snow leopards, local farmers in 17 villages banded together to figure out how to protect their herds from being attacked.

The community-driven organization developed an insurance scheme, provided better fences, distributed vaccines for livestock, and offered lessons for better herding techniques.

The effort has given farmers greater economic security and also has a process for empowering young girls through youth conservation programs.