Bhutan gives official protection to river system

Paro, Bhutan.

Paro, Bhutan. Image by Nagarjun Kandukuru / CC BY 2.0

Bhutan will become the first country in South Asia to offer official protection to a whole river system to prevent environmental degradation of dependent ecosystems. Scientists are now assessing the nation’s rivers to see which will benefit most from protection as a new river reserve, with rivers hosting endangered species topping the list.  Read more:

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