Stoves for Stewards
We're working to provide the people who live among the pandas — including our entire national Forest Guardian team — with improved cooking stoves to protect their health and red panda habitat!
According to WHO, more than 4 million people die prematurely every year from illnesses attributable to indoor air pollution arising from traditional cooking stoves.
Unfortunately, traditional stoves are the prevalent cooking and heating method among communities in Nepal's red panda range. These stoves also require a lot of fuelwood — up to 33 kg a day — causing deforestation and loss of habitat.
To date, we’ve distributed 180 improved cooking stoves to Forest Guardians (FGs), herders, homestay owners and other local people. Our goal now is to continue this impact by providing 175 more stoves to community members in red panda habitat. You can help us make a difference for the health of families in Nepal while protecting red panda habitat!
Read Nim Sherpa—Red Panda Steward to learn how improved cookstoves are protecting the health of humans and conserving red panda habitat.
“I am so happy to have this new stove. I hope these become common and replace the inefficient ones” - Nim Sherpa