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Flower bud of Primula denticula (Damthang PS): March 13, 2019
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Student observing daily phenophase of plants at Sakteng Lower Secondary School
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Flower bud of Bombax ceiba observed on 4th Dec 2018
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Uploading daily observation data online
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Peach flower bud observed on 5th Nov 2018 (Galing PS)
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HEROES member downloading data from the HOBO weather station
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20.5cm depth of first snowfall in UWICER, Bumthang
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Peach flower observed on 17th Sept 2018
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The presenters on Phenology Exhibition held on 6th Oct 2018
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Exhibition on plant phenology at Tamgmachu MSS

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.

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