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    Manuals & Guidelines
    June, 2021
    Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Oceania

    Ce rapport de synthèse fournit un aperçu de haut niveau des principaux thèmes abordés dans les Lignes directrices sur l’atténuation des impacts des projets d’énergie solaire et éolienne sur la biodiversi-té, publiées en 2021. Celles-ci visent à fournir un soutien pratique aux projets d’énergie solaire et éolienne, afin de gérer efficacement les risques et améliorer les résultats en matière de bio-diversité et de services écosystémiques.

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     A comparative assessment of land management approaches in Bhutan
    Peer-reviewed publication
    July, 2017

    Arable land in Bhutan is under serious threats of land degradation. Proper land management approach is needed to control soil erosion problems. This study is an attempt to characterize and document the conventional and the community-based land management approaches, applied in Chukha and Dagana districts, respectively. The study tried to make a comparative assessment of their social, economic and environmental impacts on the participating farmers.

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    Bhutan Forest Note

    Pathways for Sustainable Forest Management and Socio-equitable Economic Development

    Reports & Research
    July, 2019

    The Bhutan Forest Note articulates opportunities for supporting Bhutan's sustainable development aspirations, including its constitutional commitment to maintain at least 60 percent of the country's land area under forest cover and to better respond or prepare for vulnerabilities such as climate change and natural disasters. The note presents a forward-looking business case for Bhutan to support an increase in forest utilization without jeopardizing the integrity of forest and non-forest ecosystems.

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    Bhutan Systematic Country Diagnostic

    Taking Bhutan’s Development Success to the Next Level

    Reports & Research
    January, 2020

    Bhutan is a small, landlocked country deep in the eastern Himalayas between India and China. Over a horizontal distance of just 100-150 km, the elevation rises from about 150 meters above sea level in the south to over 7,000 meters in the north. The population of about 735,0001 is scattered across steep mountain slopes and valleys, many in remote and far-flung hamlets. This makes Bhutan one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world, ranked 182 out of 215 countries. Nearly half the land area is protected to help preserve biodiversity.

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    Changes in Property Rights and Management of High-Elevation Rangelands in Bhutan: Implications for S
    Peer-reviewed publication
    August, 2017

    Property rights and management regimes for high-elevation rangelands in Bhutan have evolved over centuries in response to environmental, cultural, and political imperatives. The 2007 Land Act of Bhutan aims to redress historical inequities in property rights by redistributing grazing leases to local livestock owners in a process known as rangeland nationalization.

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    Shifting Cultivation in Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Nepal
    Reports & Research
    July, 2015
    Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal

    Shifting cultivation is a dominant form of farming in the eastern Himalayas, practised by a diverse group of indigenous people from the most marginalized social and economic groups. The survival of these indigenous people and the survival of their forests are inextricably linked. However, policy makers and natural resource managers perceive shifting cultivation to be wasteful, destructive to forests, and unsustainable.

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    Assessing the effectiveness of a protected area network: a case study of Bhutan
    Peer-reviewed publication
    March, 2018

    An assessment of management effectiveness was carried out for all the protected areas in the Kingdom of Bhutan. During 2014-2016 the Royal Government of Bhutan developed a custom-made tool for assessing management effectiveness: the Bhutan Management Effectiveness Tracking Tool Plus (Bhutan METT +). This was implemented in Bhutan’s 10 protected areas and one botanical park, and the results were verified through field trips and expert reviews.

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    Reports & Research
    December, 2010

    Given its seemingly beneficial aspects to socioeconomic development and environmental well-being, the legislative reforms initiated under the Land Act of Bhutan, 2007 have raised so much consternation as well as hope in the minds of the Bhutanese people who either depend on livestock husbandry or leasing out such rights to others with livestock and compensated with payment in cash or kind in the form of livestock products.

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      Country profile – Bhutan
    Reports & Research
    December, 2011

    This country profile is a summary of key information that gives an overview of the water resources and water use at the national level. It can support water-related policy and decision makers in their planning and monitoring activities as well as inform researchers, media and the general public.

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    Climate change and potential impacts on agriculture in Bhutan: a discussion of pertinent issues
    Peer-reviewed publication
    November, 2018

    Background: The Himalayan country of Bhutan is typically an agrarian country with about 57% of the people depending on agriculture. However, farming has been constrained by the mountainous topography and rapid changes in environmental variabilities. With climate change, agricultural production and food security is likely to face one of the biggest challenges of the twenty-first century.

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