Despite Bhutan’s unquestionable commitment to conservation of its natural heritage, there has been a huge lag in terms of generating and applying science-based knowledge and technologies related to biodiversity. This gap has been recognized since the formulation of the first Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) as well as in subsequent national documents on biodiversity management.
What is crucial at this stage is to build collaborative initiatives/programs with international/regional conservation agencies to enhance technical expertise, knowledge, resources and funds availability to bridge the biodiversity information gap. This could result in holistic and integrated research programs that generate information for government decision-making, policy changes, awareness and education programs.
In terms of adoption of environmental friendly technologies, there is still an overall gap in the transfer, dissemination and adoption of useful technologies, which needs to be addressed.
Therefore, the focus of this target is to strengthen biodiversity information and research to promote evidence-based policy and decision-making and adoption of technologies related to biodiversity.