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  • Completion of Nature Guiding & Ecotourism Course at UWICE

    IMG_18421 May – 30 June, Bumthang. The first batch of two months course on “Nature Guiding & Ecotourism Course” which began from 1st May 2015 concluded today with certificate awarding ceremony. During the two-months course, trainees were taught basics in identification of plants, mammals, butterflies, and birds. They were also introduced to mist netting and banding of birds, besides the field excursion they undertook to gain hands-on experience in taxonomic skills.

    The certificate awarding ceremony was awarded by Mr. Tshering Tempa, Officiating Director, and was attended by faculties and staff of the institute. The officiating Director, on his keynote address, advised to the trainees to make the best use of knowledge and skills they had gained through this course in conserving the natural resources and also to make use in nature guiding & ecotourism.

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  • Awareness and Consultation workshop on REDD+ Programme

    Workshop participants, Trashigang
    Workshop participants, Trashigang

    29 June Trongsa. Regional Awareness and Consultation workshop on REDD+ Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, and the role of Conservation, Sustainable Management of Forest and, Enhancement of Forest Carbon Stocks for the eastern region and central region are being conducted at Trashigang and Trongsa respectively. The main objective of the consultation workshop is to create awareness among the stakeholders on the climate change issues and the relevance of initiating REDD+ activities in Bhutan. Some of the specific agenda include review of draft Corruption Risks Assessment document and Stakeholder Engagement Guidelines for REDD+ activities.

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  • 600th Community Forest handed over

    Handing over of the 600th CFMG by Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji
    Handing over of the 600th CFMG by Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji

    24 June, Wangdue: The 600th Community Forest (CF) in Bhutan- the Goenkha Community Forest under Phangyul Geog, Wangduephodrang Dzongkhag was handed over to the Community Forest Management Group (CFMG) by His Excellency Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Minister of Agriculture & Forests yesterday. The CF has an area of 35.25 hectares (87.07 acres) with 28 households forming the CFMG.

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  • Cleaning Campaign along Phajoding trail

    unnamed22 June Thimphu. Nature Recreation and Ecotourism Division (NRED), Department of Forests and Park Services organized a cleaning campaign along Phajoding trail in collaboration with Phajoding monks and Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators (ABTO). A total of 110 volunteers: Phajoding monks, tour operators, tour guides, hotels and youth volunteers from Clean Bhutan participated at the cleaning campaign.

    The campaign aimed to create awareness on waste management along the Phajoding trek with special focus to the most probable trek users such as tour operators, guides, monks and local visitors.

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