News archive

March 2017

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

REMINDER -- Local Group Talk -- The Wildlife of Bhutan -- by Jeff Blincow -- Wednesday March 8th 2017

REMINDER -- Local Group Talk -- The Wildlife of Bhutan -- by Jeff Blincow -- Wednesday March 8th 2017

A rare opportunity for a look at the wildlife of the difficult to access Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. A place most of us can only dream of visiting. Bhutan is seen as a model for proactive conservation initiatives. The Kingdom has received international acclaim for its commitment to the maintenance of its biodiversity. This is reflected in the decision to maintain at least sixty percent of the land area under forest cover, to designate more than a quarter of its territory as national parks, reserves and other protected areas, and most recently to identify a further nine percent of land area as biodiversity corridors linking the protected areas. Flora and birds abound with more than 770 species of bird and 5,400 species of plants known to occur throughout the kingdom.