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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…
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…