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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…
Asiatic Golden Cat (Catopuma temminckii) is one of the widely distributed wildcat species in Bhutan from lower subtropics to areas above 3,000m. It is one of the largest of all the other small cats geographically distributed over South Asia (Nepal, Bhutan, and North-Eastern India) through parts of…
Three new species of moths discovered from Bhutan by Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research, Inchoen National University (South Korea) and the Naturalis Biodiversity Center (The Netherlands). For more details, visit the link below: Click here
Euaspa motokii, Koiwaya, 2002, a newly recorded butterfly species from Bhutan. Its known distribution range extended from Kachin State of Myanmar to eastern Arunachal Pradesh and is now further extended to the Himalayan foothills of central Bhutan. Currently, Bhutan has two Euaspa species, pavo and…