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  • Regional Boot Camp on Wildlife Study Design and Data Analysis

    The Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research (UWICER) will be organizing a 10 days Regional Boot Camp on Wildlife Study Design and Data Analysis in collaboration with the Biodiversity Conservation Society of Sarawak (BCSS), Malaysia from 18th – 28th September 2017 (10 days). Interested participants working as a Researcher and Forestry Officer from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, India and Thailand are invited to apply for the course.

    The boot camp is intended for people who are involved in wildlife research using techniques such as presence/absence surveys or mark-capture or those who need to understand the results of this research.

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  • Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo visits UWICER

    DSC_2300August 11, Bumthang: The Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji visited the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research (UWICER) and met with the Director and faculty members of the Institute.

    Lyonpo encouraged the researchers at the Institute to write more research proposals and get funds from outside. He handed over the Rangers’ Day cup to all the staff. He also met and interacted with the trainees of the certificate course in Conservation, Environment and Forestry Studies (CEFS).

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  • Sanam Lyonpo joins mass cleaning campaign in Bumthang

    A50X0650August 9, Bumthang: Last year on December 9, to commemorate the 10 years of glorious reign of His Majesty The King, the noble initiative of nation-wide cleaning campaign was carried out. The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests took towards perpetuity to continue it every 9th of the month led by the Department of Forests and Park Services (DoFPS). Cleaning campaign along with awareness programs are conducted in respective areas by various offices under DoFPS to sensitise the general public on the importance of waste management and mobilise the community towards achieving the goal of clean Bhutan.

    Coinciding with the Dzongkhang tour, the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo and senior officials from the Ministry joined the cleaning campaign. Prior to the campaign, Lyonpo in his speech to the local residents emphasised to strive making Bumthang an exemplary Dzongkhag with its cleanliness and eventually towards cleaner and greener Bhutan.

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  • Training on REDD+ Strategy and Safeguards for REDD+ Program of Bhutan

    Untitled-1August 2-4, Paro: A three day training workshop on Strategy and Safeguards for the REDD+ Program of Bhutan is underway at Metta Resort and Spa. Participants include the officials from all the territorial forest divisions, national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, Taryayana Foundation and Social Forestry and Extension Division.

    The workshop aims to build awareness and capacity on REDD+ and their components under United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and discuss initial proposed REDD+ Strategy options and methods to identify their potential risks and benefits. It will also build capacity of the participants to conduct consultation workshops at Dzongkhag and local levels on the REDD+ Strategy options and Polices & Measures (PAMs).

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  • Bhutan celebrates World Ranger Day for the first time

    A50X894931 July- 2 August, Thimphu: The World Ranger Day for the first time in Bhutan was celebrated as a tribute to recognise the role that the rangers play in the conservation of Bhutan’s natural heritage and public service delivery. The event also celebrated the membership of its Society of Bhutanese Foresters to the International Rangers Federation (IRF).

    The IRF, set up in 1992 provides a forum for rangers from around the world to share their successes and failures in protecting the world’s heritage and to promote information and technology transfer.

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