Himalayan Habre Center

Committed to alleviating poverty and ensuring a sustainable future for people and red pandas.

The Himalayan Habre Center (or Habre Center) is a hub for educational and skill-building workshops where local people can learn sustainable energy use and construction, organic farming, handicraft production, sustainable herding, bio-briquette production, nature guide and ecotrek leadership and homestay management.


Visit the new Habre Center during the November 1-9, 2023 ecotrip in Taplejung district! 

The Habre Center is also:

  • Earthquake resistant and will feature rainwater harvesting, improved cooking stoves, solar technologies, ecological-sanitation toilets and cultivation of organic vegetables.
  • A dedicated training location for RPN Forest Guardians in wildlife survey, monitoring, and anti-poaching investigation.
  • Central facility for Community Forest User Group members and Department of Forest officials to learn sustainable forest management techniques.

Construction began in 2019, and the Habre Center opened on Earth Day 2023! As with all RPN initiatives, our goal is for the Center to eventually be self-sustaining and locally operated. The Habre Center will be a conservation and education center. It will improve living standards and increase the annual income of at least 2,000 local families. 


Red panda mural in the Habre Center. © RPN/Hari B. Dangol

Help us save the red panda, today!

Special Thanks to
Our Supporters

Thank you Nordens Ark and Svenska Postkodlotteriet who are collectively contributing $377,000 over three years to construct the CCSL and prepare the facility for long-term impact.