Monday, August 22, 2011

A highway in ‘no-go’ tiger area- Bhutan-Himalaya

Once the 67- km Shingkhar-Gorgan Secondary Highway will be constructed in Thrumshingla National Park, some 36 km road will pass through core tiger habitat. This is also the place where the first picture of tigers living above 4,000 m, was photographed. The 108th session of Lhengye Zhuntshog,  the highest executive body in Bhutan,  approved construction of the Shingkhar- Gorgan Secondary Highway. This move contradicts with Bhutan’s pledge to double tiger population and all core tiger habitats as ‘no-go’ area at the St Petersburg Declaration last year.
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