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Monday, October 29, 2012

tiger range countries reaffirm commitment to save tigers

The 13 Tiger Range Countries (TRC) met for the second Asian Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation in Thimphu this week

biodiversity conservation to see increased funding

At United Nations Biodiversity Conference, developed countries agreed to double resources for biodiversity protection by 2015

Monday, October 22, 2012

bhutan’s most dangerous glacial lake tamed, finally

In a span of four working seasons, around 1,000 workers, including 123 soldiers were deployed to reduce the water level of the Lake which was posing a catastrophe in the making
The last working season. PIC: Dowchu Drukpa, DGM 

happiness of mountain women and men discussed

More than 200 women and men from all over the world gathered for the conference and called for a equitable and inclusive sustainable development

mountain men and women are impacted differently by climate change

Climate change has different impacts on men and women while they have different abilities to respond to the impacts

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Bhutan struggles to control illegal wildlife trade

An article which I wrote for the third pole:
Bhutan is increasingly serving as a conduit for illegal wildlife smuggling between India and China, undermining the country’s conservation efforts. Dawa Wangchuk reports

gender and sustainable mountain development in a changing world

The international conference will bring together stakeholders from the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region and beyond to set new agendas and strategize the way forward for gender-positive change

saving the planet’s biodiversity

The UN biodiversity summit that commenced this week is expected to review the progress so far and come up with decisions that will provide the much-needed stimulus to achieve the targets

retreating glaciers unlikely to change water availability water availability

Even though scientific evidences show that most glaciers in South Asia’s Hindu Kush Himalayan region are retreating, the consequences for the region’s water supply is unclear

Monday, October 1, 2012

Bhutan observes 25 years of montreal protocol

Since the signing of Montreal Protocol the world has phased out 98% of the ozone depleting substances