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2014-06-17 12:22:37

New Semester Program Builds on SFS's Existing Summer Program and Collaboration with Bhutan's Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWICE) BEVERLY, Mass., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The School for Field Studies (SFS), the nation's largest environmental study abroad program for undergraduates, announced today the launch of a new program in Bhutan beginning in September 2015. Students in Himalayan Environment and Society in Transition will examine...

2014-05-21 16:23:41

Organic Trade Association members gain inspiration from one nation's path to organic WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The tiny Himalayan country of Bhutan may be one of the smallest nations in the world, but its recent decision to convert its agricultural production entirely to organic could have enormous implications for agricultural practices around the globe. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140521/90179 Traveling halfway across the world to speak at the...

2014-03-19 23:00:52

Contest notes that Asian entries have increased in recent years Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Officials of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future announced their first ever entrant from Bhutan, making the total countries where entrants have sent in submissions to 169. "In the past year nineteen new countries have been added to the list of entrants and in fact the numbers are increasing from foreign countries," contest director Joni Labaqui stated....

Glaciers Will Continue To Shrink Regardless Of Temperature
2012-11-16 15:50:50

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Himalayan glaciers are going to continue to shrink, no matter which way the temperatures go, according to new research published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. Summer Rupper, a geology professor at Brigham Young University, has just returned from her research in the Bhutan region of the Himalayas and has reported findings that nearly 10% of these glaciers will disappear within the next 30 years. She also...

2012-06-28 23:00:09

The United Nations General Assembly today adopted by consensus, the “International Day of Happiness.” New York, NY (PRWEB) June 28, 2012 The International Day of Happiness is a movement to promote happiness as a universal goal and aspiration in the lives of human beings around the world. A coalition led by Dr. Hamid Al-Bayati Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations, the International Day of Happiness is created in the spirit of the initiatives and other ongoing...

Snow Leopards Thriving In Bhutan National Park
2012-02-15 12:12:05

[ Watch the Video ] A new joint survey by the Government of Bhutan and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) found that snow leopards are thriving in Bhutan's newest national park. The scientists have footage of snow leopards scent-marking and running around in a corridor between Jigme Dorji National Park in the West and Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary. WWF said this is the first pictorial evidence that snow leopards are thriving in Wangchuck Centennial Park. Field biologists captured over...

2012-02-14 13:40:00

The first ever snow leopard prey survey in Bhutan´s newest national park -- a joint program of the Government of Bhutan and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) -- revealed astonishing footage of snow leopards scent-marking, a sub-adult snow leopard, Tibetan wolf, threatened Himalayan serow, musk deer and a healthy population of blue sheep, the main food source for snow leopards. This is the first pictorial evidence that snow leopards are thriving in Wangchuck Centennial Park, a vital snow...


Latest Bhutan Reference Libraries

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2012-06-14 12:58:35

Symbol: PIWA3 Group: Gymnosperm Family: Pinaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Native Status: L48    I Synonyms:   PIGR10 Pinus griffithii McClell. Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:IL Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division  ...

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2009-04-07 16:08:20

The Greater Yellownape (Picus flavinucha) is a species of bird found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain regions. The adult is large and has a prominent yellow-crested nape and throat. It is mainly a dark olive-green bird with gray underparts. The crown is brownish and the flight feathers are...

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2008-09-11 15:56:47

The Short-billed Minivet (Pericrocotus brevirostris), is a species of bird in the Campephagidae family. It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain habitats.

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2007-12-21 12:14:47

The Takin (Budorcas taxicolor), is a goat-antelope found in heavily forested areas of the Eastern Himalayas. Takin are found in bamboo forests at altitudes of 2,000 to 4,500 meters (6500 - 14500 feet). There are 4 subspecies that are recognized. They are the Mishmi Takin, Golden Takin, Sichuan Takin, and Bhutan Takin. The Takin is the national animal of Bhutan. Takin stand 3 to 4 feet at the shoulder and weigh up to 770 pounds. Takin have large muzzles and eyes with noticeably small ears....

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2007-12-18 15:03:44

The Northern Plains Gray Langur (Semnopithecus entellus), is a species of primate in the family Cercopithecidae. It is found in Bangladesh, China, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and possibly Bhutan. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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