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  • Rescue of a Himalayan Black Bear from Chapcha

    Freeing iron snare from Bear

    The Range office in Chapcha, Chukha Dzongkhag received a call from villagers on the trapped black bear. Immediately, a team from Wildlife Rescue and Animal Section of Wildlife Conservation Division rushed towards Chapcha. The two plus year old female Himalayan Black Bear was trapped in the snare set for the wild pig in the maize field of Ap. Passang of Chapcha Tanapangkha. According to Ap. Passang the snare was set mainly to trap the frustrating wild pig that damages his good yielding maize every night, bringing his one year hard work in vain. But he said that it was unfortunate for the two years old female bear to get trapped in the snare.

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  • New Visitor at Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary

    UntitledWith the onset of harsh winter at Ladakh, India and Tibet, Cranes usually migrate to lower elevation in search of suitable habitat. Similarly, Black necked crane is no exception in migrating to some part of the Bhutan during winter season.

    Owing to the effective habitat conservation effort from Department of Forests and Park Services and other Non Governmental Organizations (NGO) like Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) , every year number of black necked crane visiting the country is seen increasing.

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  • GPS collaring operation of elephants

    UntitledIn the second phase of GPS collaring operation of elephants, a female elephant from a herd has been collared in Sarpang making it three elephants to be collared so far. The other two elephants were collared in Samrang village in Jomotsangkha Wildlife Sanctuary in March 2014. In all, it is planned to collar six elephants along the elephant belt in Southern Bhutan, viz. Samtse, Lhamoizingkha, Phibsoo Wildlife Sanctuary, Sarpang, Royal Manas National Park and Samdrup Jongkhar area.

    This telemetry study through the use of GPS collars has been initiated with the objective to bring to light besides others, the movement patterns and the choice of habitat of Asian elephants in Bhutan. This study will also help in understanding the root cause of human elephant conflict by understanding their dietary patterns and also their migratory routes.

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  • In house consultation meeting on renewing management plan

    UntitledWith funding from BTFEC, Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary (SWS) is in the process of revising its management plan that has expired in June, 2013.

    As part of revising the management plan, SWS is organizing three days in-house consultation meeting from 1 to 3 December, 2014 emphasizing on discussion of detail on survey methodology and using of equipments.

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