28th Jan, 2008

Bhutan in harmony with nature

Mr Jorgen B Thomsen Mr Jorgen B Thomsen

Bhutan still had an advantage over other countries in the region when it came to biodiversity conservation because of its large intact resources and relatively small human population said the executive director of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), Mr Jorgen B Thomsen, who traveled around the country for a week.

“What you have that your neighbors don’t is very large intact ecosystems,” said Mr Thomsen. “There seems to be harmony between people and nature because Bhutan’s natural resources and traditional lifestyles are still intact.” Mr Thomsen’s trip to Bhutan coincides with the beginning of their financial support to the whole region. “What we are interested in is looking at the interface between natural resource management and development.”

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