Research Grant Recipients

Research Grant Recipients

We are pleased to announce the list of recipient of research grants under White-bellied Heron recovery plan project. The grant recipients are requested to visit RSPN to process the fund.

This year, we are able to support only 7 out of the 12 applications received. Kindly note that this was due to the limited and targeted nature of the fund.

For any enquiries please contact

Mrs. Rebecca Pradhan, 17629881

Mr. Indra P. Acharja, 17504281

Selected List of WBH research topics for 2017

Sl. No. Research Topic Researcher
1 Assessment of fish population, feeding success and threats at foraging sites of White-Bellied Heron in Chachey-Burichu, Punatsangchu. Chhimi Dorji,

(M. Sc. Forestry)

Dzomi, Punakha.


2 Assessment of White-bellied heron (Ardea insignis) distribution range in lower Mangdechhu River Jigme Dorji

Royal Manas National Park, Gelephu

3 Habitat sustainability of white bellied heron at Adha Lake in relation to anthropogenic eutrophication of lake. Karma Lhundup

College of Nature Resource, Lobesa.

4 Assessment on possible habitat and feeding area preferred by White-bellied Heron along Dangmechhu River Mr. Phurpa Wangdi


Doksum Range


5 Connection between the White bellied heron and the local community of Berti. Surjaman Thapa

BBSCL, Trongsa. Bhutan.


6 Assessment of Macroinvertebrate Diversity in Dagachhu Hydropower Dam under Dagana Dzongkhag


Dhan Bdr Gurung

College of Natural Resources, Lobeysa, Punakha

7 An inventory of White-bellied Heron (Ardea insignis) along Sheri Basin from Murung Bridge to Sherichu. Tashi Wangdi,

Divisional Forest Office, Mongar.