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Bhutan may compromise its forests to pay national debt

As the world’s greenest country slowly embraces the modern lifestyle, keeping it this way is a huge challenge.

Bhutan has been described by conservationists as the greenest country on the planet. Three quarters of Bhutan is covered by thick forests, home to rare wildlife. But as the country continues to develop, it’s struggling to find new ways to balance economic growth with the protection of the environment.

Al Jazeera’s Neave Barker reports.