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Khotokha valley, located at the North of Wangduephodrang District and at an altitude of 2500 masl, is one of the important winter habitats of the endangered Black-necked Cranes in Bhutan. About 6-7 individuals are recorded every winter in the valley. Khotokha valley has been designated as the Ramsar site given its pristine and large wetland area. The valley, besides cranes, is also a home for more than 700 people of Bjena and Rubisa Geog where agriculture and livestock rearing are the main occupation.
Zhemgang Field Office in collaboration with the Ngangla Gewog (block) RNR Extension Agriculture Office and Panbang Organic Vegetable Group organized six-days training on Vegetable Production and Management to members of the of three vegetable groups of Ngangla Block under Panbang sub-district from 6th till 11th July, 2014. It is a part of ADB funded project on “Improving Gender-Inclusive Access to Clean and Renewable Energy in Bhutan”. Its objectives are to train 35 farmers on basic book-keeping, organic components and pest management aiming at product improvement and income generation.
Despite stern legislation and public awareness program in place to curb forest fires, it is one of the major environmental problems in Bhutan causing immense threat to the rich biodiversity.
Forest fires in Bhutan have caused huge damages to biodiversity resulting in environmental degradation. In response to substantial deforestation over many years due to forest fires, an approach to sustainable forest management through reforestation activities are being implemented by the Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN).
- Research findings presented under the Jigme Khesar Environmental Research Fund (JKERF) initiative
- Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services Assessment conducted in Tsirang
- Awareness Programme on Safety and Efficient use of Electricity in Zhemgang
- Land Belongs to the Future - Let’s Climate Proof It
- The United Nations Secretary-General Message on World Environment Day, 5 June 2014