Tuesday, May 24, 2022


Phuntsok Wangchuk, a Buddhist monk guides and cares for pilgrims that visit the sacred wetlands part of the Bhagajang Wetland Complex in Arunachal Pradesh. The high altitude wetlands that have ecological and cultural significance were being impacted by tourism. Illustration by Kowsick Borgohain for Mongabay.

The monks who protect the Bhagajang wetland

Among the monks who are silently doing their bit in environmental protection in the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh is Phuntsok Wangchuk. Over the past 14 years he has spent around three months every year at the Bhagajang Wetland Complex to guide and care for pilgrims that visit the sacred wetlands.

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