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Black-necked Crane Festival

November 11, 2025

The only alpine crane species in the world, the black-necked crane is considered a sacred bird in Bhutan and is celebrated every year during the Black-necked Crane Festival. The Festival is held in the courtyard of Gangtey Gonpa, located in the Phobjikha valley. This annual event aims to raise awareness and foster understanding about the significance of preserving the endangered Black-necked cranes. It also strives to reinforce the connections between conservation efforts, economic well-being, and sustainable livelihoods within the community.


November 11, 2025
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