The Remarkable Story Behind One Photograph And A Nation’s Work To Protect Tigers In Bhutan

Bhutan is a conservation giant among nations, and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Wildlife Trust of India are proud to have partnered with Bhutan for more than five years to protect its tigers and other wildlife from poaching, illegal trafficking and human-wildlife conflict. Over the past five years, IFAW and WTI have…

Climate Change In Bhutan: Impact On Himalayan Glaciers And Glacial Lakes

The Himalayas have the largest concentration of glaciers outside the polar region. provide the headwaters for nine major river systems in Asia. These freshwater reserve are a lifeline for almost one-third of humanity. There is clear evidence that Himalayan glaciers have been melting at an unprecedented rate in recent decades. This has causes major changes in…

How The Tiny, Poor Country Of Bhutan Became One Of The Most Sustainable Countries On Earth

Bhutan–a poor, isolated country sandwiched between India and China measures Gross National Happiness as its main economic indicator. It became the first country to commit to being carbon neutral in perpetuity in 2009,by which time it had already become carbon negative: Its forests absorb three times more CO2 than the whole country emits. Bhutan has…

How Is Bhutan Focusing On Ambitious Conservation And Human Well-being?

Bhutan has sought a new path to development with a dual focus on ambitious conservation and human well-being. This is the country’s wide-ranging commitment to sustainability. Bhutan is now carbon negative: it not only produces renewable energy  but the kingdom also acts as a carbon sink. Bhutan’s grassroots approach seems to be working and is…