Lonely Planet Writer

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: kuenselonline.com