English | Dzongkha Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Consultative meeting held to understand HKH assessment report

To better understand the recently published Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) Assessment Report, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), held a consultative meeting for Bhutan with relevant decision makers recently. It calls for actions on the recommendations and interventions made in the report.

Plastic packaged offerings not allowed

From the 2nd of June this year, signboards disallowing plastic packaged offerings will come up across temples and monasteries in Thimphu.  The initiative is taken by Thimphu thromde in collaboration with monks and lamas from various monasteries.

Indian Pitta spotted in Samtse

With the record of Indian Pitta, Bhutan now has 744 bird species. The new bird species was spotted by one of the senior forest rangers, Tashi Tshering at Sukreti in Samtse on May 19.

Bhutan host to over 11,000 species of biodiversity

Bhutan is a host to more than 11,000 species of biodiversity as per the Biodiversity statistics of Bhutan released yesterday. The figure accounts for 0.8 per cent of the total biodiversity recorded for the world. There are 1.4 million species of biodiversity listed in the world to date.

iSherig-2 Launched

To harness the potential and benefit of Information and Communication Technology in teaching and learning process, the Education Ministry launched its second ICT Master Plan called iSherig-2 today.

A Deserted Park of Bangtsho, Samdrup Jongkhar

After converting their community forest into Rehabilitation Park in 2016 to earn some income, villagers of Bangtsho chiwog in Dewathang Gewog were left wondering why tourists are not visiting their park. Villagers haven’t earned any income from the park so far.

Three White-bellied Heron juveniles tagged with GPS

Three White-bellied Heron juveniles were tagged with a global positioning system (GPS) at Kisonachu along the Wangdue-Tsirang highway to understand its movement patterns, lifestyle and distribution.

Bhutan records 31 new species of flora and fauna new to science

Bhutan recorded 31 species of flora and fauna new to science between 2009 to 2017. The records are inclusive of the species that were published in peer-reviewed publications. The National Biodiversity Centre maintains the record.

Nine districts to receive biodiversity conservation services

The nine districts of southern and western Bhutan can look forward to receiving biodiversity conservation services next year. The project, “Living Landscapes-Securing Ecological Connectivity of Conservation Value areas” will focus on protecting some areas outside the protected area system. As part of the project preparatory, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Bhutan and Germany, and the International Climate Initiative presented the project appraisal to relevant national stakeholders in Thimphu on May 17.

Cryosphere- Another Climatic Threat for Himalayan Countries

Bhutan is among the regions in the world facing enormous challenges related to climate change and its impact on ecosystems and livelihoods. Therefore, there is an urgent need to enhance capacities in Bhutan to improve the understanding of ongoing and future changes of the cryosphere.

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