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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

glaciar meltdown spells more doom, biodiversity at risk

Bhutan’s major concerns relate to the effect of rising temperature on glaciers that feed the rivers originating in the Himalayas

Monday, March 19, 2012

newly discovered species killed by speeding vehicle

an adult ferret killed on the spot. Pic RMNP

With such road kills taking place elsewhere in the country, there are chances that some species may go extinct even before they are discovered

Monday, March 12, 2012

snow elephant could have been an outcast, opine conservationists

On its way to break the world record. Pic: WCD
Sightings of other animals species like Gaur and Tiger at higher altitudes and irregular roosting of Black Necked Cranes in different altitude speak volumes of how animals are responding to climate change

A lone Asiatic elephant in the country has achieved a feat none of its species has ever come close to. By stomping through the mountains, reaching a height of 3,419 meters above sea level, the four-year old tusker has broken the record of the highest altitude ever scaled by an elephant. The last record stood at 2,800 meters.

Monday, March 5, 2012

sacred buddhist sites and its blessings may not be climate change proof

Some of the sacred natural sites in the region include the birth place of Lord Buddha in Lumbini, Nepal, Taktsang in Bhutan, majestic lakes blessed by holy men in India and a mountain revered as the centre of the universe – Mount Kailash in Tibet