Due to COVID-19, many events both in Bhutan and across the globe have been indefinitely shut down, but this doesn’t have to mean that they are entirely cancelled! The Bhutan Foundation partnered with the Snow Leopard Conservancy to host a virtual event during what would have been the date for the Jomolhari Mountain Festival 2020.

In a conversation between Dr. Rodney Jackson, President, Snow Leopard Conservancy, and Tshewang Wangchuk, Executive Director of the Bhutan Foundation, they focused on the snow leopard’s importance in the mountain landscapes of Central Asia and the Hindu-Kush-Himalayas. They highlighted the cultural and environmental importance of the threatened cat and delved into the potential in the region for eco-tourism, business, and community-led environmental conservation.