wbh meeting_April-2014

wbh meeting_April-2014A day long White-bellied Heron (WBH) conservation meeting with the stakeholders was organized on 8 April, 2014 in Mendhagang Geog Centre, Punakha.

The stakeholder meeting was aimed at drawing a future plans and strengthening WBH conservation activities. White-bellied Heron is critically endangered in IUCN category and Bhutan has 22 individuals as per 2014 population census.

About 45 participants comprising officials from Wangdue Forest Division, Watershed Management Division, Wildlife Conservation Division, Tewang Geog, Chubu Geog, Dzomi Geog, Punatshangchu Hydropower Project Authorities and two participants from Zhemgang Berti participated in the meeting.