Residents fear glacial lake outburst

Sixty-year-old Zam of Soe Jangothang grew up to the magnificent sight of glacier ice at the base of Mount Jichudrake. The small glacier ice surrounding the snow capped mountain, according to Zam, were like diamonds around a turquoise. This once beautiful sight has turned into a source of torment in recent years.

Bhutan boasts of more than 60 percent forest coverage but it comes with a heavy price

Human wildlife conflict has always been a part of rural residents. While most people seek to live in harmony with wildlife as they share the same resource, it comes with a heavy price. The issue had intensified after government banned shifting cultivation to protect the forests.

Other side of the conservation story