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Clerodendrum viscosum (photo credit: Yurung MSS)
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Callistemon citrinus (photo credit: Gyelpozhing HSS)
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Abies densa (photo credit: Sakteng LSS)
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Syzygium cumunii (photo credit: Gyelpozhing HSS)
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Gmelinea arborea (photo credit: Pelrithang MSS)
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Focal Teacher of 17 Schools
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Presentation and Group Discussions
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Gyelpozhing HSS - The Winner of 2014 Bhutan Phenology Observation

About Us

‘HEROES’ is a schools and communities based program for monitoring changes in temperature, snowfall, rainfall and phenology within the vicinity of selected schools. In total, twenty schools, across different ecological zones of Bhutan are implementing the program. The program will generate data for monitoring and measuring the impacts of climate change on wildlife and plant communities of Bhutan. The program will also enable information on the impacts of climate change to be shared amongst researchers, resource managers, educators and the general public.

The project is funded by the Karuna Foundation in the US through the Bhutan Foundation.



PlantWatch is part of HEROES’ initiatives to engage schools and communities to track changes in plant life cycle events, particularly those driven by climate change. Plant and animal phenophase is known to be the most sensitive biological indicator of climate change.


Through PlantWatch, students and communities can learn how to observe and record plant phenophase using standardized observation form and protocol. Besides generating the baseline data on impact of climate change on plant biodiversity, it would also foster a mechanism to share and use data among researcher, resources manager, educationist and citizens. Also, an involvement of schools would promote better understanding of climate change impact and its societal implication among younger generation.

AnimalWatch is part of HEROES’ initiatives to engage schools and communities to track changes in animal life cycle events, particularly those driven by climate change. Plant and animal phenophase is known to be the most sensitive biological indicator of climate change.


Through AnimalWatch, students and communities can learn how to observe and record animal phenophase using standardized observation form and protocol. Besides generating the baseline data on impact of climate change on animal biodiversity, it would also foster a mechanism to share and use data among researcher, resources manager, educationist and citizens. Also, an involvement of schools would promote better understanding of climate change impact and its societal implication among younger generation.

Annual Report



HEROES Annual Report

Phenology Journal



Phenology Journal

Phenology - Sakteng



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