Published: Monday 30 September 1996

A detailed survey of Bhutan's ecological diversity will soon be undertaken to facilitate a better understanding of the country's wealth. Presenting a framework for assessing the biodiversity, Deki Yonten, an officer with the nature conservation section of the forestry services division of the government said that the "population of many species are experiencing a significant decline, leading to regional extinction and ultimately global extinction, while at the same time, opportunistic species are increasing considerably."

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