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These include 11 plants, and a fish, a bird, a snake, and a moth each
These include 11 plants, and a fish, a bird, a snake, and a moth each.
A bejewelled lance-headed pit viper, Protobothrops himalayanus, is found in some parts of Haa. The snake lays between 20-30 eggs, a phenomenon unknown to scientists until its discovery in 2013.
Thimphu, Bhutan – A sneezing monkey, a walking fish and a jewel-like snake are just some of a biological treasure trove of over 200 new species discovered in the Eastern Himalayas in recent years, according to a new report by WWF.
The report, Hidden Himalayas: Asia’s Wonderland released on World Habitat Day maps out scores of new species found by scientists from various organizations including 133 plants, 39 invertebrates, 26 fish, 10 amphibians, one reptile, one bird and one mammal.
Menstruation is inarguably a natural part of a woman’s health cycle. But, for those who live in underserved areas, it is their most dreaded time of the month. Menstrual Hygiene has remained a taboo subject – stigmatized even amongst practical engineering circles used to dealing with unmentionable such as excreta and shit.
About 50-52% of the female population is of reproductive age and most of them are menstruating every month. The majority of them have no access either to clean and safe sanitary products or to a clean private space in which to change menstrual cloths/pads and to wash.
Crane Boy is the 7th picture book by award winning author & educator Diana Cohn (www.dreamcarver.org) and is being illustrated by award winning author/illustrator/educator Youme Landowne. The book tells the story of a young Bhutanese boy named Kinga who learns that the beautiful Black-necked crane, that have migrated to his village from Tibet for thousands of years, is facing gradual threats from modernization. He wants to find ways to help the birds. Inspired by the centuries old tradition of 'tsechus' (festivals) in Bhutan, where songs and dances tell stories and teach lessons, Kinga and his classmates decide to create a new festival that would celebrate the arrival of the cranes to their Valley. But first they must observe the cranes and then create a dance!
- GPP Bhutan Major Findings Consultation
- GPP Bhutan conducts seminar to disseminate its Year 1 Research Findings
- Preliminary Rapid Watershed Assessment of Buli Watershed
- Notice Inviting Quotations for Souvenir Production
- Behavior Change Communication (BCC) Workshop conducted in Schools and Monastic Institutions