Bhutan collars Tendrel Zangmo

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Monday, February, 19th,2018 in News. No Comments

A team of foresters and Bhutanese biologists radio-collared a tiger for the first time, a major milestone in the history of tiger conservation. The three-year-old female tiger weighing 110kgs was caught and collared on February 9 at the Royal Manas National Park (RMNP). National Tiger Centre’s (NTC) programme director, Tempa Tshering (PhD), said, “We were […]

Development activities threaten White Bellied Herons’ habitat

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Friday, December, 8th,2017 in News. No Comments

Forest fires, fishing activities, road construction and vehicular movement are some of the potential threats to the survival of White Bellied Herons (WBH) in the country. Tsirang’s forestry officer, Chhimi Dorji, who carried out studies to assess the WBH habitat in Punatsangchhu and Harachhu in Wangduephodrang last year, said that there are about 26 herons […]

Thimphu’s Memorial Choeten- The symbol of peace and prosperity

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Tuesday, November, 7th,2017 in News. No Comments

The Third King, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (1928-1972) wanted to build a monument to, “represent peace and prosperity in this war-ridden world.” After consulting with Dudjom Rinpoche Jigdrel Yeshi Dorji (1904-1987) he chose to build a Dudul Yuley Namgyal choeten in the heart of Thimphu. But before the idea could take shape, he passed away at […]

Culture, key to Bhutan’s survival

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Saturday, September, 2nd,2017 in News. No Comments

It is only apt that the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) Standing Committee on Social and Cultural Affairs meet in Bhutan to discuss culture preservation, National Assembly Speaker Jigme Zangpo said. The Speaker who is also the Vice President of the Standing Committee said that Bhutan’s concept of culture, as underlined by Gross National Happiness, is […]

Graceful Prinia takes bird species to 722

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Thursday, July, 13th,2017 in News. No Comments

A sighting of a Graceful Prinia (Prinia gracilis) near the riverbank of Maokhola in Gelephu on May 13 has brought the number of bird species in the country to 722. The Graceful Prinia is found in lowlands in tall grasses and shrubs especially by the wetland. It is a resident breeder in northeast Africa and […]

Sighting of Godlewski’s bunting takes count to 719 birds

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Tuesday, March, 28th,2017 in News. No Comments

Godlewski’s bunting () is the latest addition to Bhutan’s avian biodiversity. With the sighting of the Godlewski’s bunting, Bhutan now has 719 birds. The Godlewski’s bunting is the second new bird species to be recorded this year after the Yellow-eyed babbler () was sighted and recorded in the Royal Manas National Park (RMNP) in February. “Off […]