|A group of female Himalayan Tahr looking at us!
|And so we were off to India!
|Our two study sites: Rudranath and Sohkark (near Tungnath)
|Me on the lookout for tahr - gotta get
low to hide from their view
|Our lab set up in the field
|Deceased Himalayan Serow found near Mandal village
|The group of subadult and adult males tahr found in Rudranath
|Harsh Maithani, our local field guide,
posing for his picture
In addition to learning more about the species they treasure, it created well-paid jobs (alas temporary for now) for locals in a field they are passionate about and gave them the opportunity to work doing something they love. As an example, Prabhat is a boy of 18 who worked as a field assistant and relief cook with us this summer during his summer vacation. Instead of hanging around the village with his friends, he was ecstatic about the opportunity to learn what it is like to be a field guide and discovered that it is possible to have a career that matches his love for the mountains.
|All the girls at camp and Prabhat
posing in front of the beautiful
|Our field team for Sohkark, site 2!