March 3, Thimphu: Bhutan celebrated the fifth World Wildlife Day with a theme ‘Big cats: predators under threat’. March 3, was declared as the World Wildlife Day at the 68th Session of UN General Assembly.
The day was celebrated at Dodheyna Park Range under Jigme Dorji National Park (JDNP). It was attended by 55 students from five schools accompanied by teachers under Thimphu Thromde. The chief guest was the Director, Tiger along with guests from WWF Bhutan Office and officials from the Department of Forests and Park Services.
Participants were briefed on importance of wildlife focussing on big cats conservation and their role in the ecosystem. A short nature walk through the pristine forests inside the park was organised for the students.
The celebration was organised by the Nature Conservation Division and JDNP with fund support from RGoB, International Fund for Animal Welfare and Wildlife Trust of India.
Submitted by Nature Conservation Division
Photo by Choidup Zangpo, ICTD
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