43 days in Bhutan

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Friday, June, 15th,2018 in News. No Comments

Chuck Reed arrived in Bhutan in May to better understand the country and Buddhism. Five years ago, the 66-year-old American from West Virginia stumbled on a Netflix movie about Bhutan. It was the name Bhutan that had him watch the movie. And he figured where his next destination would be. Reed stayed in the country […]

Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen inaugurates Waste Recovery Centre

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Wednesday, June, 6th,2018 in News. No Comments

Coinciding with the World Environment Day, Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen officially inaugurated the Waste Recovery Centre at Ngabiphu in Thimphu, yesterday. Her Majesty is the Royal Patron of the Environment. Dry wastes collected from the are brought to the centre, where it is sorted and recyclables recovered before transferring the left over waste to Memelakha landfill. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Story of Four Friends

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Friday, February, 10th,2017 in News. No Comments

Once upon a time an elephant came upon a giant tree in the forest by the river bank. He rested under its shade for a rest. Soon a monkey came to rest there also. The elephant said, “This is my tree. I found it first.” The monkey replied, “Do you see any fruit on this […]

Several natural resource initiatives launched

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

Celebration: The first birth anniversary of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck was marked with a large number of launching ceremonies across the country as ministries, dzongkhags, agencies, and communities celebrated the joyous occasion in their own best possible ways. The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests launched the much-awaited National Forest Inventory Report. […]