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December 15, 2011
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Black-necked crane in Kangpara, Trashigang

bnc kangpara 201115 December 2011 -  Mr, Tseten Dorji, the field officer of RSPN based in Kangpara, Trashigang received reports of sighting of lone black-necked crane in Kangpara. Mr. Phurpa Dorji, Assistant Forest Officer of Kangpara Geog Territorial Forest Office informed the field office that he first sighted the crane feeding on post-harvest paddy fields below Kangpara Lower Secondary School at around 7:00AM (BST) this morning. He said that the black-necked crane looked like fully grown adult.

December 13, 2011

Black-necked cranes spotted in Paro

13 December 2011 – Two black-necked cranes have been spotted in Kichu, Paro today at around 3:30pm. It was reported by Mr. Hishey Tshering, the former […]
December 8, 2011
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Busy Fossil Awards target US, New Zealand, Japan, Canada, Russia; African Group earns Ray

fossil of the day 30Nov20118 December 2011 - Durban, South Africa – It was the busiest Fossil ceremony yet at COP17. New Zealand took third for opposing the Kyoto Protocol. Japan, Canada, and Russia earned second for their own lack of KP commitment. And the United States came in first for failing their 2 degrees C agreement. Luckily, the Africa Group earned the first Ray of the Day in Durban for consistent, constructive progress. If only the negotiations were so productive. The Fossils as presented read:

December 8, 2011
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US Wins a First Place Fossil and Ties with the EU for a Second Place Fossil.

fossil of the day 30Nov20117 December 2011 -  “The United States of America and the European Union win the 2nd place Fossil. The US-EU supported the deletion of Fast Start Finance paragraphs (Paragraph 18 and 19) from the updated amalgamated Long-Term Cooperative Action text. This implies that they are not serious about the past commitments made by their head of states on provision of finance to the most vulnerable countries to cope with the impacts of climate change. Not only is it a breach of trust, but also shows lack of leadership from them to take climate action seriously.”  

December 6, 2011
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Canada wins a fossil of the day award for being flexible when it comes to facts, but not when it comes to their Kyoto stance

fossil award 6 dec20116 December 2011 - Durban, South Africa – Canada wins a first place Fossil of the Day Award. Canada’s position has been clear when it comes to Kyoto – without movement from large industrializing emitters, Canada will not budge. Over the weekend you may say that China called this bluff by announcing openness to a more flexible position at the climate talks. Unfortunately, it seems Canada is not prepared to live up to its end of the bargain – with the Minister saying that even if China moves, Canada’s position is set in stone.

December 3, 2011
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Turkey earns its first Fossil for wanting everything but giving nothing

fossil of the day 30Nov2011December 3, 2011- Durban, South Africa – Turkey earned the First Place Fossil of the Day today for trying to acquire funding and technology under the Kyoto Protocol without agreeing to any greenhouse gas pollution cuts. CAN cannot remember the last time Turkey took the fossil stage, but its actions recently were clearly worthy of this dubious distinction. The Fossil as presented read:

Turkey wins the 1st Place Fossil. Turkey finally made it to the podium and managed to grab its first Fossil of the Day award today.