Bhutan's Current Environmental Strategy: Sustainable Development through Reciprocity, Equity, and Participation

In International Review for Environmental Strategies (IRES) Volume3 Number2 (Winter 2002)
Peer-reviewed Article

The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, being one of the biodiversity hotspots of the world, shares a major responsibility of nature conservation. The Royal Government of Bhutan has already taken initiatives and framed policies to address this situation, but to equate economic development with conservation the nation has opted for a sustainable development strategy, based on international partnership and reciprocity along with local public participation. But the high population growth rate, fast pace of modernization, lack of manpower and infrastructure, and the rugged terrain of the kingdom are posing uneven challenges to this land of "the peaceful dragon."

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