Royal Manas National Park may be the favorite holiday destination for the Kings and tourists, but the place is of little interest to the Bhutanese people. Or so it seems. Three months after it was opened to tourists, no Bhutanese has come on a holiday to the park.
Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Park in collaboration with Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) will organise a 2-day takin festival in Tsharijathang, Gasa, in June this year.
Although the number of Black Necked Cranes coming to their winter feeding grounds in Bumdeling, Tashiyangtse, fluctuates every season, this time the count is only 74 – down from 123 last winter, say Bumdeling wildlife sanctuary officials.
As we welcome the year of the Tiger, the new year is not about roaring celebration. It instead calls for more conservation actions.
Bhutan’s forests provide a safe haven for the rufous-necked hornbill, a bird that is classified vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and Birdlife International, according to a Thrumshingla National Park (TNP) officials.
It’s now winter but Thinley, a farmer in Trongsa is looking forward to next autumn. Not that he’s particularly crazy about the season, though things may seem nicer then. What he’s excited about is the stream of tourists that the fall delivers.
When the government started the Nabji – Korphu eco-tourism trail a few years ago, locals residing along the trail found in horses a source of quick cash inflow.
The rare and endangered White-bellied Heron, spotted mainly along the Punatsangchhu basin in Punakha, might, after all, have a protected home.
Thimphu will be one of the cleanest cities in the world by 2011, assured the prime minister, Lyonchhoen Jigmi Y Thinley.
A 9-time visitor to Bhutan, Ulrike Ropler Pensionier, 61, from Germany, was making a steady climb up the hill that shoulders the summit on which Lingshi dzong stands. She had stopped and was looking at the open wilderness of the mountains when Kuensel approached her. “The Chebisa village used to be very clean but the […]