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The stakeholder’s inception workshop on WASH project in Samtse was held from 4th to 5th December, 2014 in the Regional Revenue and Customs Office’s (RRCO) Conference Hall, Samtse. It is a continuation of introduction meeting with Samtse district administration on SAARC Development Fund supported project on “Strengthening Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services in Bhutan”.
Coinciding with the birth anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the 16th Annual Black-necked Crane festival was organized in the courtyard of Gangtey Goemba in Phobjikha on 11th November 2014. The organizing committee, Phobjikha Environment Management Committee, an initiative of the Royal Society for Protection of Nature, unanimously came up with the theme, “Community in harmony with the cranes”, for the 2014 Black-necked Crane festival.
31 October 2014: Around five Black-necked cranes have arrived in Phobjikha at around 1:00PM BST today. The other major winter habitat in Bumdeling in Trashi Yangtse too saw three Black-necked Cranes at around 11:30AM today.
In 2012-2013 winter, Phobjikha saw first flock of cranes on 27th October, 2012, while in Bumdeling, the first flock of cranes arrived on 30th October, 2012.
The total number of cranes counted in Bhutan during 2012-2013 winter was 550 including 63 juveniles.