Bhutan Agriculture and Forests Minister releases first trans-boundary Tiger report



Posted on 23 October 2012  | 
Agriculture Minister, Dr. Pema Gyamtsho (Right) and WWF-Bhutan Conservation Director (Left) during the report launch
Agriculture Minister, Dr. Pema Gyamtsho (Right) and WWF-Bhutan Conservation Director (Left) during the report launch
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The Agriculture Minister of Bhutan, Dr. Pema Gyamtsho, during the Tiger conference, released the Tigers Across Borders Report, an outcome of the first combined tiger monitoring study undertaken by Bhutan and India.
 
The monitoring identified 14 individual tigers, five each in Manas Tiger Reserve in India and Royal Manas National Park and four being common to both parks.

Lyonpo Pema Gyamtsho congratulated the Department of Forests of both the governments and partners including WWF, Arranyak, ATREE and Bhutan Foundation for this ‘valuable initiative’ to conserve wildlife in the trans-boundary landscape in Manas (India and Bhutan).

The proposed Trans-boundary Manas Conservation Complex (TMCC) straddles Indo-Bhutan border from Ripu Reserve Forest in India in the West to Bhutan’s Khaling Wildlife Sanctuary in the East and Jigmi Singye Wangchuck National Park to the North.
Agriculture Minister, Dr. Pema Gyamtsho (Right) and WWF-Bhutan Conservation Director (Left) during the report launch
Agriculture Minister, Dr. Pema Gyamtsho (Right) and WWF-Bhutan Conservation Director (Left) during the report launch
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