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With only 60 confirmed individuals throughout its range and an estimated world population of fewer than 250 individuals according to the IUCN Red List, White-bellied Heron (WBH) is one of Asia’s rarest birds. This bird species remains at a significant risk of extinction. Despite witnessing five to eight WBH chicks fledge annually, the numbers of these majestic birds has not increased. It is a disturbing observation that puts an impetus on finding out the reasons behind it. Fledging is one of the critical stages for many large birds with high mortality rate. This makes monitoring and rescue of semi-fledged juveniles very important for ensuring juvenile survival and population increase of these critically endangered species.
The fifth edition of the Haa Summer festival held from July 5 – 6, 2016 was modest but a unique event. Dasho Dzongdag (Governor), the Chief Guest, opened the festival acknowledging smallness and remoteness of the Dzongkhags (District) in Bhutan.
He proudly mentioned, “Haa is one of the richest of regions in Bhutan; not economically but on the basis of abundant natural and cultural wealth”.
Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN), Thimphu would like to invite rates from eligible national environmental consultant (individual consultant) for providing consultancy service on developing proposal on wetland management plan of Buli.
The consultant will be selected under quality and cost-based selection method by tender committee.
Protect Earth. Restore Land. Engage People
There is probably no greater issue than land in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals that touches everyone. From the food we eat, to the clothes we wear and the houses we live – it all stems from land resources. In order to “leave no one behind” as proclaimed in the new Sustainable Development Goals, achieving land degradation neutrality needs to be in the forefront to meet our requirements and develop sustainability.
14 June 2016: Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) would like to invite sealed quotations from eligible suppliers for the supply of annual stationery, computer accessories and toiletry items. The Term of Reference (ToR) can be obtained from Administration and Human Resource division from June 16, 2016 upon payment of Nu. 200/- (non-refundable).