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  • NBC receives ICT for Mountain Development Award 2018

    The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) announced the winners of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for Mountain Development Award 2018 on the occasion of International Mountain Day on 11 December 2018 to honour achievements in ICT-enabled innovations and practices that promote environmental sustainability and mountain development in the Hindu Kush Himalaya. This year, the award was conferred to the National Biodiversity Centre (NBC), Bhutan and Kathmandu Living Labs, Nepal.

    NBC was awarded for the initiatives carried out in the consortium-based Bhutan Biodiversity Portal (www.biodiversity.bt). NBC is pleased to receive the award as it recognised the work internationally the centre has been carrying out in collaboration with its partner agencies.

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  • News on the registration of trademark ‘Zhinor’ by NBC

    The National Biodiversity Centre (NBC), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests has successfully registered the trademark ‘Zhinor’ with the Department of Intellectual Property, Ministry of Economic Affairs for its nature based products. The term ‘Zhinor’ was coined from the Dzongkha word “zhidey-gi-norbu” which means, a precious jewel for peacefulness.

    This trademark will be used for marketing of the newly launched massage balm and liniment oil that was developed by NBC in partnership with Loggchina community under the Access and Benefit Sharing Framework.

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  • Inviting expression of interest for design, supply and install biodiversity interpretation materials

    The National Biodiversity Centre (NBC), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Serbithang is pleased to invite Expression of Interest from Art and Design Firms (s) holding valid Bhutanese Trade License to “Design, supply and install biodiversity interpretation materials” at the Royal Botanical Garden, National Biodiversity Centre, based on the interpretation texts developed by the NBC and the size of the space available at the existing Botanical Garden Interpretation hall.

    Terms of Reference, Interpretation texts and back ground explanations will be available from NBC’s website: www.nbc.gov.bt from 27th November 2018 onwards.

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