Bhutan Eco­log­i­cal So­ci­ety’s sec­ond an­nual fair

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Bhutan Eco­log­i­cal So­ci­ety’s sec­ond an­nual en­vi­ron­men­tal fair and re­search sym­po­sium started in the cap­i­tal last Thurs­day for a pe­riod of three days. The con­fer­ence fea­tured the talks by re­searchers from In­dia and Bhutan on emerg­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues in the coun­try.

The open­ing ses­sion of the three-day gath­er­ing was at­tended by the Agri­cul­ture and Forests Min­is­ter, Ly­onpo Yeshey Dorji stated that such a gath­er­ing will only help pol­icy mak­ers to be­come more aware of en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues and help come up with effective pol­icy.

The so­ci­ety is an um­brella or­ga­ni­za­tion bring­ing to­gether ex­per­tise from many sec­tors and ge­ogra­phies to pro­mote in­formed con­ser­va­tion and man­age­ment of Bhutan’s rich bi­o­log­i­cal di­ver­sity. As Bhutan joins the global economic devel­op­ment, con­scious ef­fort must be made by our gov­ern­ment and cit­i­zens to en­sure that devel­op­ment does not oc­cur at heavy eco­log­i­cal costs. Bhutan has so far man­aged to bal­ance economic needs and eco­log­i­cal con­cerns, but con­crete ef­forts should be made for strength­en­ing sci­en­tific and pol­icy mech­a­nisms to en­sure bet­ter future.

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