Bhutan Ecological Society’s second annual fair
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.