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The Samtse Forest Division recently recorded the first sighting of an adult male tiger at an altitude of 2,775 meters above sea level (mass)
Samtse forest division recently recorded the first sighting of an adult male tiger in a remote camera trap at an altitude of 2,775 meters above sea level (masl). The officiating chief forestry officer, Sonam Wangchuk, said that although the dzongkhag did not record even a single sighting in the…
The Flora of Bhutan describes a total of 46 species out of which 45 are known to be occurring in Bhutan. The book describes Rhododendron pogonophyllum as a rare endemic plant to Bhutan. Subsequent publication of the book “Plants Endemic to Bhutan Himalaya” by the National Biodiversity Centre (NBC)…
Her Majesty graced the commemoration of World Environment Day 5th June 2021 Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen graced an event to commemorate World Environment Day, which is observed globally on June 5 every year. Her Majesty launched 4 significant National Actions for the environment: Bhutan’s Second…
Commemorating Birth Anniversary of Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen, 4th June 2021 In honor of Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen’s Birthday and in the run up to the World Environment Day, 5th June 2021, the National Environment Commission (NEC) in collaboration with Thimphu Thromde celebrated the day by carrying…
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This year the theme of the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) is “We’re part of the solution”. The theme has been chosen as a continuation of the momentum generated last year under the theme, “Our solutions are in nature”, which served as a reminder that biodiversity remains the answer…
The deadline to submit nominations for the AEWA Waterbird Conservation Award 2021 has been extended to 10 July 2021. The award will be presented to one institution and one individual at the opening ceremonies of the 8th Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the AEWA (#MOP8). "Institutions and…
𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐁𝐢𝐨𝐝𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐜𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 at National Diversity Center (NBC)
To mark the international Biodiversity day, the Biodiversity Interpretation Centre, a one-stop hub for Bhutan’s biodiversity was inaugurated at National Biodiversity Center (NBC). The centre is expected to educate and inspire a love of nature, provide an interactive learning forum and raise…
𝑆𝑖𝑛𝑜𝑒𝑛𝑛𝑒𝑎 𝑏ℎ𝑢𝑐𝑦𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑑𝑟𝑖𝑐𝑎 from Pemagatshel and 𝑆𝑖𝑛𝑛𝑜𝑒𝑛𝑛𝑒𝑎 𝑛𝑖𝑚𝑎𝑖 from Zhemgang. The news was published in the Basteria journal in April 2021. The two new species are determined using DNA sequencing along with morphological descriptions. 𝑆𝑖𝑛𝑜𝑒𝑛𝑛𝑒𝑎 𝑏ℎ𝑢𝑐𝑦𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑑𝑟𝑖𝑐𝑎 has cylindrical shell with the whorls…
The rapid decline in biodiversity has linkages to the lack of action in safeguarding the survival and well-being of our biodiversity. This was the message shared by Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development, Waterways and Environment Hon. Dr. Mahendra Reddy during the International…