The presentation will describe some of the pressing environmental and conservation issues in Bhutan, and what actions and programs are currently being undertaken to address them. This will include footage of the spectacular landscapes in Bhutan, as well as a description of regional issues and the opportunities for partnerships with international organizations.
CLICK HERE for a video of the first tiger collaring in Bhutan to increase their knowledge about the tigers range and whereabouts.
TEC-STL Chapter Chair Marguerite Perkins Garrick with Tshering Yangzom, Programs Manager of The Bhutan Foundation, and Tshewang Wangchuck, Executive Director of The Bhutan Foundation, and National Geographic Explorer. Tshering and Tshewang spoke about the inspiring conservation programs being developed and carried out in Bhutan where 60% of the land has been set aside to remain wild and undeveloped. In Bhutan which measures its success by the “gross national happiness” of their citizens, environmental quality is first on their list of national priorities.
Among the many members and guests in attendance were long time Chapter Friend Jeanne McClean, and Dr. Patricia Raven