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Predator-Prey Dynamics: The Role of Predators in the Control of Problem Species
This article presents a study that found increasing numbers of wild dogs (Cuon alpinus) corresponded to decreasing numbers of wild boars (Sus scrofa) in Bhutan. This has important implic...
International Politics of Bhutan
By comparing the situations of Bhutan and Nepal in their relations with India, this article discusses international political theories concerning the functions of small states within the international...
Security of Bhutan: Walking Between the Giants
A review of Bhutan's security issues in light of its position between India and China. Bhutan's relationship with its two neighbors has largely been defined by Chinese claims on Bhutanese territory. W...
Changing Soil Fertility Management in Bhutan: Effects on Practices, Nutrients Status and Sustainability
This paper is based on a study which examined soil fertility management (SFM) systems in Bhutan in an attempt to determine the sustainability of these systems. While traditional systems of SFM based o...
The Myth and the Mystery of Aja Nye
This article discusses the sacred site of Aja Nye (a brgya gnas), a three day walk from Mongar Dzong in Bhutan. Padmasambhava is said to have meditated in a cave at this spot, and subsequently a hundr...
A Historical Background of the Chhoetse Penlop
This article presents the history of the Chhoetse Pönlop (chos rtse dpon slob), a title of the governor of eastern Bhutan whose seat is at Trongsa Dzong (drong gsar rdzong). The article traces the po...
Demise of Tongphu Gyalpo
This article presents several oral myths from Thridangbi village in Mongar, Bhutan about a king of the Tongphu valley who was killed for ordering the removal of a mountain. The story serves to explain...
Myth, Legend and History Surrounding Dungsam
This article is filled with history, stories, and anecdotes about the Dungsam region of Bhutan which comprises the districts of Pemagatshel and Samdrup Jongkhar. The author bases his work mainly on or...
The Symbolic and Functional Significance of the Chhoetse Penlop: A Tribute to the Sixteenth Chhoetse Penlop
This short piece celebrates the Bhutanese monarchy on the occasion of the Crown Prince Dasho Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk's ascension as the 16th Chhoetse Ponlop (chos rtse dpon slob). The article gi...
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