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Bhutan's Hydroelectric Projects and a Kingfisher

The Bhutanese people are slowly beginning to realize that the hydropower projects will, over time, not only ruin our environment but will also be the cause of the loss of our nationhood.

Yeshey Dorji, a photographer in Bhutan,  visited Berti, Zhemgang, in search of the white-bellied herons that are under threat, their habitats getting destroyed by large-scale hydro-power projects coming up in the area. As he waited, his camera lens found a lovely kingfisher, ‘fishing for fish'.

  • Bhutan Rebirth

    Possibly this could be the reason for Black necked cranes disappearing from the Bumthang roosting place too :( Keshav (www.bhutanrebirth.com)

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