WWF Bhutan and the Royal Society for the Protection of Nature (RSPN)  introduced Asia’s biggest wildlife quiz, Wild Wisdom Quiz  in Bhutan.

Winners from the middle secondary level at the national-level quiz, Kuenga Palmo (Class 6, Changzamtog Middle Secondary School) and Rigden Kuenga (Class 6, Etho Metho Primary School) will be representing Bhutan to complete in the grand finale in New Delhi, India in October, which will be hosted by the pioneer of Indian quizzing, Mr. Siddhartha Basu.

WWQ is a program created by WWF-India as a platform to reach out to young school children and to promote their understanding of the value of biodiversity through a fun-filled and interactive learning experience.

Now in its 11th year, WWQ has seen the participation of more that 50,000 students in 800 schools in India and Nepal.

“Being the only international conservation organization in Bhutan, WWF Bhutan is committed to elevate the environmental consciousness of our young citizens. WWQ is a fantastic platform to reach out to young minds and promote the value of biodiversity and thereby inspire them to care for conservation because of its fun and interactive format,” said Sonam Yangchen, Communications Officer of WWF Bhutan.

In Bhutan, WWQ was carried out in 15 schools in Thimphu through two phases. In the first phase, individual schools administered a school-level quiz for primary level students (class 3 to 5) and/or middle secondary level students (class 6 to 8) to select the top 2 scoring students from each level to participate in the second phase, a general-level quiz.

The general level quiz was organised by WWF Bhutan and RSPN at the Royal University of Bhutan. Six Senses Bhutan, an upcoming luxury resort that focuses on sustainable practices collaborated to sponsor the prizes.

Staff reporter