Rewilding: A Conversation with Manoj Gautam
A dedicated and innovative conservationist with decades of work in field conservation, research and advocacy, Manoj Gautam’s ability to mobilize global actors and unite communities for the common goal of conservation derives from his deep experience with nature and a personal drive to help humans and wildlife coexist.
Vulture Awareness – Literal & Figurative
In 2005, Manoj and his team collaborated with locals to set up Nepal’s first poison-free “Vulture Restaurant” in Basa-Basahi, Nawalparasi. Basa and surrounding villagers created a template for sustainable, community-led vulture conservation – but predictably, the initiative was co-opted and diluted by PR-hungry NGOs and domestic political interests.
Shall we have rocks in our heads – or in the rivers?
Riverbed excavation has accelerated erosion and degraded the dynamics of the retention, tabling, and flow of water so critical to wildlife habitats and human livelihoods.
Monkeying around with a simple, elegant solution
Compassionate people derive satisfaction from feeding the temple monkeys, but it is clear that hand feeding exacerbates the problems of overpopulation, malnutrition, and aggression.
Protest to Progress
In the twelve years since we first started questioning the open acceptance of cruelty inflicted on animals in the name of religion, we have heard the drumbeats of protest and change. We have seen the same religion, same faith expressed in different practices, some...
UPDATE: Gadhimai Animal Sacrifice
We are excited to announce that our Gadhimai Festival campaign, which has focused for several years on the rapid reduction and phasing out of archaic animal sacrifice practices in Nepal, has entered the final stage. We are heartened by this week's overwhelming...
Kapurgaon, Lapa VDC, Dhading Post Earthquake Assessment [VIDEO]
After the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, Manoj Gautam visited the Kapurgaon village to assess how the villagers could be relocated to a safer place. He and his team also treated domestic animals that sustained villagers in the wake of the disaster. More News From Manoj Our...
Manumitra Sustainable Dog Management Model [VIDEO]
In Nepal it is thought that caring for dogs will ease your path to heaven. In the capital city, Kathmandu, nearly half of all households place food on their doorstep for local dogs, and each year on Kukur Tihar (the festival of dogs), people garland dogs with flowers...
Profile of Manoj Gautam – Inspire from M&S [VIDEO]
VIDEO: Manoj Gautam - Inspire from M&S Manoj Gautam is the co-founder of Animal Welfare Network Nepal (AWNN), a national umbrella organization of all the animal welfare organizations in Nepal. He was elected as its president and is the youngest member of the...