In a country in a constant state of political transition, building relationships with government officials can be difficult. Nepal is on its 11th prime minister since 2006, with the previous one serving for only eight months before stepping down Feb. 15.
But Red Panda Network (RPN) is forging ahead with its efforts to keep the grassroots politicians informed. Historic elections late last year brought decentralization, moving power from Nepal’s center to the country’s seven provinces.
So it seemed like an opportune time to inform local representatives about wildlife conservation issues. Throughout the month of January, RPN organized eight informational workshops in…