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Bhutan’s Tigers are Thriving

Bhutan continues to show great promise for the endangered Bengal tiger. Ongoing conservation and protection work by the government of Bhutan and conservation partners, and the general abundance of a myriad of prey species within large contiguous habitats, allow for Bhutan’s mountain tigers to thrive. According to biologists from the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation… Read more »

The Second Jomolhari Mountain Festival 2014

On October 8 and 9, 2014 the village of Dangochong at the base of Mt. Jomolhari came alive with festivities as the residents of three mountain communities came together to celebrate the second Jomolhari Mountain Festival. Colorful tents and flags decked the village to showcase local culture. International participants included the Snow Leopard Conservancy, who… Read more »

Restoration on Wangduechhoeling to Begin

Her Majesty the Queen Mother Gyalyum Tshering Pem Wangchuck launched the restoration of the Wangduechhoeing Palace on the morning of March 29, 2015, dedicated to the Fourth King Jigme Singye Wangchuck’s 60th birth anniversary in a traditional ceremony. His Excellency the Prime Minister Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay accompanied Gyalyum during the event. The Wangduechhoeling Palace was… Read more »

Bhutan’s Wild Cats: A Story of Hope

Bhutan is a small Himalayan country that covers only 0.03 percent of the world’s surface—yet is home to 30 percent of the world’s wild-cat species. How is this possible? Bhutan’s diversity of habitats, from subtropical jungles in the south to snow-clad mountains in the north, offer a unique environment for these wild cats to thrive…. Read more »