• Black-Necked Crane festival

    The first annual Black-Necked Crane festival took place in 1998 at Phobjikha in Wangdue Phodrang Dzongkhag, mainly to create awareness and to involve the public in activities that can lead to conservation of the Black-Necked Crane; to foster and encourage understanding related to all phases of conservation of the rare and endangered Cranes and their critical habitat among the local population and visitors; to enhance opportunities for tourists to learn more about and better appreciate the local areas, natural & cultural heritage; to raise funds for ecological sustainability and economic development of the local community.