Remember our Rangers on the World Ranger Day. My opinion piece for Kuensel (July 27, 2019 )

Did you know that Bhutan is home to 11,248 species (as of 2017) within all biodiversity taxa according to the “Biodiversity Statistics of Bhutan 2017”; and “National Forest Inventory Report – Volume I” estimated 816 million trees growing in Bhutan. Did you know that, estimated, 103 tigers (The National Tiger Survey of Bhutan 2014-2015) and [...]

Bhutan and global top 10 biodiversity hotspots – A “fact” check. My Opinion Piece for Kuensel (July 13th, 2019 Issue)

Is Bhutan recognized as one of the top ten global biodiversity hotspots? The straight answer is NO. Unfortunately, we see this being said again and again, in conferences as well as in our media. If we look deeper in the world of literature, Bhutan was never recognized as a stand-alone biodiversity hotspot but just as [...]

Biodiversity Conservation in Bhutan

Many reports depict Bhutan as one of the 10 global biodiversity hotspots, but nowhere did I find that Bhutan is recognized as stand-alone hotspot. However, Bhutan does form part of biodiverse Eastern Himalayan region as identified by international conservation organizations [hotspots; endemic bird areas; crisis eco-regions; last of the wild] to prioritize and allocate conservation [...]