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  • International Biodiversity Day celebrated

    Launchi of three booksInternational Biodiversity Day is observed every year on 22nd May, and this year’s theme is “Celebrating 25 years of Action for Biodiversity”. The day was observed at the Youth Centre in Thimphu with participations of more than 150 students from schools around Thimphu, and around 50 researchers and official guests from conservation and funding sector. The event is focused on the students to create awareness on the importance of biodiversity. Various poster demonstrations were carried out, which included recently discovered new species to science, new records for the country, Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Policy, herbarium techniques, etc. The event included bioblitz for students around the Ecological Park, and seminars on biodiversity such as bees and wasps, tiger, birds, etc.

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  • Notice inviting tender

    The National Biodiversity Centre, Serbithang is pleased to invite sealed bids from eligible supplier for supply of lab. Equipment and green house accessories for BP and ABS program, under NBC, Serbithang.

    The tender documents can be downloaded from the link provided below:

    Last date of submission: not later than 11am on 11/05/2018

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  • Pollination Workshop underway at College of Natural Resources

    Presenting on fliesA two-day workshop (30th April – 1st May) on pollination is underway at College of Natural Resources (CNR), Lobeysa. Introduction of pollination and its research needs were discussed with the students, lecturers of College of Natural Resources and officials from the National Plant Protection Centre and the National Biodiversity Centre. Around 40 participants were introduced to the valuation of pollination and research needs in pollination by bees and hoverflies in forested and agricultural lands of Bhutan. Participants were also introduced to the field-based taxonomical research in the agricultural land around Lobeysa. The main aim of the workshop is to encourage and support Bhutanese in studying the pollinators in the context of changing climate. The workshop also aims to develop baseline on the pollination in Bhutan, and publish research papers and field guides, while enhancing the capacity of Bhutanese researchers. Few interested participants were identified to carry out research on pollination including the taxonomy of the pollinators such as bees and hoverflies.

    Resources persons from the Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Netherlands, Dr. Vincent Kalkman, Dr. John Smit and Dr. Theo Zeegers presented on the current status of pollination in Bhutan and future research projects on pollination. The workshop was organized by the National Biodiversity Centre (NBC) in collaboration with College of Natural Resources and is funded by Naturalis Biodiversity Center. This workshop is a part of on-going project on invertebrates between NBC, CNR, UWICER, Sherubtse College, NPPC, and the Naturalis.

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