RSPN News

November 23, 2011
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Banded cranes back in Phobjikha

banded cranes 2011Two banded cranes are back in the Phobjikha valley. In the winter of 2010-2011, RSPN in collaboration with the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment, Bumthang, banded four adult cranes with GPS Accelerato-meter in Phobjikha valley.

November 16, 2011

Stakeholder Consultations – ‘Sustainability in Living Himalayas in South Asia’

16 November 2011: News in pictures: The opening of Stakeholder Consultations – ‘Sustainability in Living Himalayas in South Asia’ took place today at Nazhoen Pelri in Thimphu today. These are the pictures of the opening session of the event.
November 12, 2011

Eight cranes arrive in Chuzagang, Gelephu

Lately the people of Chuzagang gewog in Gelephu are witnessing the arrival of black-necked cranes in Dawathang and upper-Karbithang (Danabari) villages.

Three cranes had landednear the Moakhola river about two days ago and by yesterday evening, eight cranes were spotted by the villagers.

November 7, 2011
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Black-necked cranes arrive in Phobjikha

crane_arriaval_20117 November 2011 - The first group of black-necked cranes (Grus nigricollis) arrived today in Phobjikha. At around 10.AM BST, a group of 4 cranes with two juveniles are the first group  of cranes in Phobjikha this winter. As of today afternoon, the total number of 33 cranes including 5 juveniles. The weather today in Phobjikha was bright and clear sunny day.

October 27, 2011
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A local Crane Enthusiast

Rinchen at his workIt is truly said that “Life imitates Art”. With a couple of weeks remaining for the 13th Black-necked Crane festival, the local community of Phobjikha eagerly awaits the day with preparations in full swing.

The day brings community together and rejoices the arrival of Black-necked Cranes in the valley besides marking the importance of crane conservation. Hundreds of international tourists also join the celebration.

October 25, 2011
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Annual Black-necked crane roost maintenance in Phobjikha

crane_new_roost_2011With less than a month remaining for the Black-necked Cranes to fly into the valley, preparation of a proper roosting area has been carried out as usual. Observations in the past years showed that the roosts maintained in the previous years couldn’t accommodate all the cranes in one spot, therefore this year a new spot was chosen for the roost with an area of approximately 40m x 50m.