Friends of the Land of the Leopard NP Clubs gathered together
for a Rally of Friends of the Land of the Leopard NP Clubs that was held with the support of WWF, provincial administration, and Land of the Leopard NP. This year Rally’s aim was to sum up the results of questioning of local people conducted by the clubs. 15 teams presented the collected data in different ways – performing sketches, rhyming poems and songs, and even dancing.
Among one of the main findings of the research was for example the fact that not everyone was aware of the opportunities to enter the park’s territory to recreate, fish, collect non-timber forest products, edible plants and herbs. Also, due to the clubs’ activities the people got to know that the NP is interested in cooperation with the locals, that park could provide them with jobs in eco-tourism sphere.