At the International Union for Conservation of Natures’ 6th World Conservation Congress held in Honolulu, Hawaii, from 1-10 September 2016, two Bhutanese officials were recognized by the global community for their exemplary contribution to nature conservation in Bhutan. The two awardees are Rebecca Pradhan, Senior Ecologist from Royal Society for Protection of Nature, and Sonam Wangchuk, Chief of Wildlife and CITES MA, Department of Forest and Park Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests.
Rebecca Pradhan was bestowed the “Hotspot Heroes” by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) for her life long self motivated expertise and dedication in the conservation of the critically endangered white bellied heron in Bhutan. The award was presented on 4th September evening at the 15th anniversary of CEPF at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA together with 15 other awardees from across the globe.
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