Ludlow’s Bhutan Swallowtail which is found only in Bhutan has been announce by the Cabinet as the National Butterfly of Bhutan. The Ludlow’s Swallowtail butterflies are found in Tobrang, a remote part of the Bumdelling Wildlife Sanctuary, Trashiyangtse, in the eastern region of the country.
According to a press release from the Prime Minister’s office, six species of birds have been added to the ‘Schedule One’ category of the Forest and Nature Conservation Act. This was done following a proposal from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests.
The six species of birds are White-bellied Heron, Chestnut-breasted Hill Patridge, White-rumped vulture, Beautiful Nuthatch, Blyth’s Tragopan, and Satyr tragopan.
The addition of the species to the list was proposed given the growing importance of the species both at national and international context.