Tuesday, February 18, 2014


Herders of Merak, eastern Bhutan, were disappointed with authorities for issuing timber extraction permits. Local complains that people from lower valleys were extracting timber. Every day one or two truckloads of timber are felled in Meark, said one of the herders. Herders also worries that depletion of forest cover was detrimental to the quality of tsamdro (pastureland) essential for the livelihood of the semi-nomadic community. Logging of trees has also disturbed red panda habitat.
February 14

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