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Bionomics in the Dragon Kingdom

Ecology, Economics and Ethics in Bhutan

  • Ugyen Tshewang
  • Jane Gray Morrison
  • Michael Charles Tobias

Part of the Fascinating Life Sciences book series (FLS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Ugyen Tshewang, Jane Gray Morrison, Michael Charles Tobias
    Pages 1-15
  3. Ugyen Tshewang, Jane Gray Morrison, Michael Charles Tobias
    Pages 17-63
  4. Ugyen Tshewang, Jane Gray Morrison, Michael Charles Tobias
    Pages 65-92
  5. Ugyen Tshewang, Jane Gray Morrison, Michael Charles Tobias
    Pages 93-118
  6. Ugyen Tshewang, Jane Gray Morrison, Michael Charles Tobias
    Pages 119-134
  7. Ugyen Tshewang, Jane Gray Morrison, Michael Charles Tobias
    Pages 135-160
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 161-162

About this book

Introduction

This compact and elegant work provides a readily accessible and highly readable overview of Bhutan’s unique opportunities and challenges; all her prominent environmental legislation, regulatory statutes, ecological customs and practices, both in historic and contemporary terms. At the same time, Bionomics in the Dragon Kingdom places the ecological context, including a section on animal rights in Bhutan, within the nation’s Buddhist spiritual and ethical setting. Historic contextualization accents the book’s rich accounting of every national park and scientific reserve, as well as providing up-to-the-minute climate-change related hurdles for the country.

Merging interdisciplinary sciences, engineering and humanities data in a compelling up-to-date portrait of the country, the authors have presented this dramatic compendium against the backdrop of an urgent, global ecological time-frame. It thus becomes clear that the articulated stakes for Bhutan, like her neighboring Himalayan and Indian sub-continental countries (China, India, Bangladesh and Myanmar), are immense as the Anthropocene epoch unfolds, affecting every living being across the planet. Because Bhutan’s two most rewarding revenue streams derive from the sale of hydroelectric power and from tourism, the complexities of modern pressures facing a nation that prides herself on maintaining traditional customs in what has been a uniquely isolated nation are critical.


Keywords

Bhutan Himalayas ecological economics climate change mountain people and cultures carbon neutrality environmental ethics bionomics ecological policy

Authors and affiliations

  • Ugyen Tshewang
    • 1
  • Jane Gray Morrison
    • 2
  • Michael Charles Tobias
    • 3
  1. 1.National Environment Commission Royal Government of BhutanThimphuBhutan
  2. 2.Dancing Star FoundationLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Dancing Star FoundationLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-94655-9
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-94654-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-94655-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2509-6745
  • Series Online ISSN 2509-6753
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