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  • Himalayan black bear rescued in Gasa

    A rescued female bear
    A rescued female bear

    Gasa: On 25 September at 3:45 pm, the Jigme Dorji National Park (JDNP) received a call from Mr. Tshering, Beat In-charge for lower Khamey who reported about a bear being trapped in the snare of Aum Chimi in Kagongmo village. The snare made up of a high tension cable was set up by her husband to trap wild boar who had damaged their paddy fields.

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  • Report on Aja Nye and Nye Chen Phunyingla

    The Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment has documented a report on the sacred sites of Aja Ney in Mongar and Ney Chen Chen Phunyingla in Lhuentse. The report highlights the sacred circumambulatory routes, spiritual significance and traditional belief system used to regulate visits to these sacred sites.

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  • Regional Boot Camp on Wildlife study design and data analysis completes

    cBumthang: Twenty-two participants from Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and India completed a ten-day regional boot camp on Wildlife study design and data analysis. It was organised at the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWICE), Lamai Goempa which successfully completed on September 23.

    The camp was intended for people who are involved in wildlife research using techniques such as presence/absence surveys or mark-capture or those who need to understand the results of this research. It was jointly organised by UWICE and Biodiversity Conservation Society of Sarawak (BCSS), Malaysia.

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  • Three bears rescued in three weeks

    rescue-official-checking-the-bearSeptember 21, 2016, Thimphu: Including the two Himalayan Black bears rescued on September 5 and another one three days later on 8, the wildlife rescue centre in Taba has rescued the third bear in the month on September 18. This one, a male weighing 51 kgs was rescued from right in the periphery of the capital city, behind the pension housing colony.

    Rescue officials expressed their surprise with the boldness of the bear to venture right in the periphery of the town with lots of hustle and bustle. “It was indeed a big surprise to sight a Himalayan Black bear just next to the town,” said a rescue team member, Tsencho Tshering. He said it is unusual for a bear to prowl into an area heavily dominated with human. The heavy vehicular movements should have been too noisy for the bear to bear the nuisance.

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