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Title: Environmental Education in Bhutan: Status and Challenges
Contributor(s): Tenzin, Wangpo (author); Maxwell, Thomas W  (author)
Publication Date: 2009
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Abstract: Bhutan's pristine environment is the legacy of our forefathers. This legacy is one that all Bhutanese cherish because it is the wealth and pride of our country . Some of the splendor of the Bhutanese environment was captured by Richard Conniff, a visitor to Bhutan from Yale (USA) in his article, 'Seeking the Middle Path'. ... Maintaining the environment in an unspoiled form accords with Buddhism- the state religion. The basic principles of Buddhism are to give back to nature what has been taken away and to respect all forms of life. Environmental protection is also an important issue that Bhutan's Fourth King (regent for more than 30 years and who only recently abdicated) strongly advocated, thus contributing toward the Gross National Happiness (GNH) of the people.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Environmental Education in Context: An International Perspective on the Development of Environmental Education, p. 277-288
Publisher: Sense Publishers
Place of Publication: Taipei, Taiwan
ISBN: 9789087909635
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development
HERDC Category Description: B2 Chapter in a Book - Other
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Editor: Editor(s): Taylor, N, Littledyke, M, Eames, C and Coll, R K
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School of Education

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