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White-bellied herons at Tshaidang
White-bellied herons at Tshaidang

Bhutan home to 25 white-bellied herons

Bhutan recorded 25 critically endangered white-bellied herons (WBH) this year, an increase by one, indicating that the country is rich in biodiversity and its habitat intact.

A design of the captive breeding center (Photo: RSPN)
A design of the captive breeding center (Photo: RSPN)

A nationwide WBH population survey, 2019 conducted from March 2-6 found 16 individuals in Punatsangchhu basin, six in Mangdechhu and its tributaries, one in Kurichhu, and two in Phibsoo Wildlife Sanctuary.

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