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Kingdom of Bhutan – Nature Lover’s Paradise?

Kingdom of Bhutan – Nature Lover’s Paradise?

Peter Davis Krahenbuhl July 20, 2015 0

It’s hard to imagine that a tiny, landlocked country in the Eastern Himalayas about half the size of Indiana could be rich in wildlife, but in the Kingdom of Bhutan you couldn’t be more

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Field guide: Searching for snow leopards

Field guide: Searching for snow leopards

WWF December 3, 2014 0

Republished with permission from WWF-Canada. To see the original article, please go here. By Steph Morgan, WWF-Canada If you’re looking for a snow leopard, Dr. Rinjan Shrestha can tell you where to go. The

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Ten Interesting Facts about Bhutan

Ten Interesting Facts about Bhutan

Elissa Poma April 5, 2014 1

Until recently, the tiny Asian kingdom of Bhutan remained tucked away in total isolation from the rest of the world. That segregation helped to preserve its deep Buddhist traditions, importance of the family and pristine landscapes.

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Landscapes in Our Genes: Tibetans Exhibit the Fastest Genetic Change Ever Observed in Humans

Landscapes in Our Genes: Tibetans Exhibit the Fastest Genetic Change Ever Observed in Humans

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 9, 2012 14

All animals have physical features that help them live in their environments, of course. A fish’s body is perfectly suited to life underwater, just as our human bodies are adapted for surviving on the land.

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Bhutan’s Tigers Do Live High

Bhutan’s Tigers Do Live High

Candice Gaukel Andrews November 11, 2010 5

It started with some anecdotal stories from villagers. Although tigers were known to live in the Himalayan foothills of Bhutan, no one believed that they resided any higher up the mountain—until some rumors from

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Natural Treasure Discovered in the Himalayas

Natural Treasure Discovered in the Himalayas

Wendy Redal September 25, 2009 0

Just as an amateur explorer with a metal detector recently found an astonishing hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver in England’s Midlands, scientists have discovered a biological treasure trove in the Eastern Himalayas.  More

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