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He has gone beyond his call of duty and set examples for many. From rediscovering Bhutan’s national butterfly to publishing books on butterflies and moths, Karma Wangdi has done it all in an effort to conserve the butterflies. In recognition of his contribution, he was awarded the Jigme Singye…
As a migratory bird, conserving the black-necked crane is a challenge for the countries which are home to the majestic bird. And it calls for collaboration at the global level to protect it. The bird listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature is distributed over…
The Begonia species, new to the world is discovered after thorough investigation of herbarium specimens collected in 2020 and living plant observed at Menchuna, Toebpisa Gewog under Punakha Dzongkhag by Phub Gyeltshen and his team. They also documented Begonia picta, Begonia rex, Begonia roxburghii…
On the International Day for Biological Diversity; the National Environment Commission Secretariat and UNDP Bhutan presented biodiversity awareness video "We are Biodiversity " to emphasize that we all need to work towards the theme of the day " Building a Shared Future for all" https://youtu.be
A rare fern species (Pteris griffithii) is recorded for the first time in Bhutan. The article was published recently in the Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy.
A new aquatic snail species named as Erhaia norbui is discovered from Uesu, Haa at 2700 meters above sea level. The study paper is published in the ZooKeys February 2022 issue. The shell is pale greyish with a globular body whorl and a roundish aperture. The tiny snail was discovered and collected…
Bhutan added a new bird species to its list of new sightings. Common Chaffinch, a bird, the size of a sparrow was sighted for the first time in the country on 22nd February, 2022. A staff of the World Wildlife Fund, Bhutan spotted the solitary bird at Kabisa in Thimphu. Many bird experts in the…
A Begonia species, new to the world is discovered after investigation of an old herbarium specimens at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. The species was discovered from Zhemgang by Phub Gyeltshen, a Forest Science student at College of Natural Resources, Royal University of Bhutan; Mark Hughes…
The first part of UN Biodiversity Conference (COP-15) was held virtually from 11 to 15 October, 2021. The conference opened with the transfer of the Presidency of the Conference of the Parties by Egypt to the People’s Republic of China.The Conference which also included a High-Level Segment saw the…
The National Environment Commission Secretariat as the national focal agency to Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) organized a two day national stakeholder consultation workshop from 18-19th August, 2021 to discuss the draft Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework that is currently being…