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Asia’s biggest wildlife quiz held in Thimphu

Oct 23, 2019

Sixty-six students from 22 schools of Thimphu, Paro, Haa, Punakha and Wangdue Phodrang took part in the Wild Wisdom Quiz in Thimphu yesterday.

It is Asia’s biggest wildlife quiz created by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) India as a platform to promote the understanding of the value of biodiversity with young school children in 2008.

This is the second time Bhutan hosted the quiz programme. The theme for this year’s quiz was “Exploring Our Planet.” It was organised by WWF Bhutan in partnership with the Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) and Zhiwaling Group.

“It is a growing concern that our young Bhutanese children are becoming more and more disconnected from nature. The Wild Wisdom Quiz, because of its fun and entertaining format, is an excellent platform to reach out to young minds during their formative years and sensitise them to the brilliance of the natural world. We hope that this exposure will then elevate their environmental consciousness and motivate them to care about conservation,” Sonam Yangchen, the Communication Officer of WWF Bhutan, said.

In the middle secondary level, Kuenga Palmo from Changzamtog Middle Secondary School won the first prize.

Dorji Ngawang Choden from the Sersang Primary School bagged the first position in the primary level. Prizes were also awarded to the top five participants.

The WWF Bhutan will also take the top 10 participants for a winter nature camp in January 2020.

Yeshi Dorji

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