24 Feb, Bumthang: The two day sixth nomad festival was organized at Thangbee ground in Chokhoer geog in Bumthang from 23 to 24 February 2015
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Wildlife Conservation Division, Department of the Forests and Park Services is currently conducting a three days training workshop on ‘Protected Areas Management Effectiveness’ at Lobesa. The workshop is facilitated by two international experts namely Dr. Nigel Dudley and Dr Sue Stolton, Research Equilibrium, UK, and attended by CFOs and Park Rangers from the project sites (WCNP, PNP, JSWNP, RMNP) and JDNP among others.
The main objectives of the workshop are to firstly, to introduce management effectiveness (ME) assessment: best practices, tools, global targets and data collection, introduce how ME links to management standards and secondly to discuss how this workshop links into the ‘Bhutan for Life’ project, thirdly to train participants in the use of the management effectiveness tracking tool (METT), discuss how to enhance the METT and the possibility of developing some Bhutan specific modules and finally to plan the long term institutionalization of ME in Bhutan.
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February 2-4, Phuentsholing: A total of 30 participants comprising of school focal teachers and principals from 17 schools are attending the training on Bhutan Phenology Observation. The training is organised by the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWICE), Bumthang as a part of the Himalayan Environmental Rhythms Observation and Evaluation Systems (HEROES) project.
The training is conducted with an objective to build capacity for the focal teachers taking part in phenology project. It is also a platform for the participants and the project coordinator to present their progress, discuss and find the solutions for the challenges faced while implementing the project in schools. The training also serves as a common platform for sharing information on climate change and its impact among scientists, researchers, educationist and citizens.
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January 30, Thimphu: The Hon’ble Secretary, Dasho Tenzin Dhendup accompanied by the Director General of Department of Forests and Park Services, Mr. Chencho Norbu, inaugurated the first Wildlife Clinic and Laboratory at Taba. This unit will provide timely and reliable services to the injured wild animals.
The unit consists of clinic and laboratory which will treat the injured and diseased wild animals. The laboratory will carry out research and experiment to avoid zoonotic diseases from spreading to humans while also treating the injured wild animals. The injured animals are kept and looked after in an enclosure. Currently, the centre is nursing a bear and a deer for their injuries.
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