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  • Drill and Uniform Code of Conduct conducted at UWICE

    drill116 Jan, 2017: A training on drill and uniform code of conduct for the officials of UWICE-Lamai Goempa, Bumthang, was successfully completed on Friday at Bumthang. The three day training was attended by 25 participants which included the faculty members and the drivers of the Institute. The training is a Department of Forests and Park Services’ effort to improve a uniform code of conduct and to inculcate sense of responsibility, etiquette and office decorum for the forestry personnel.

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  • New Research Paper on Soil CO2 efflux from the eastern Himalayas

    The biogeochemistry of mountain forests in the Hindu Kush Himalaya range is poorly studied, although climate change is expected to disproportionally affect the region. To better understand soil C cycling of mountain forest ecosystems, Norbu Wangdi et al. studied soil respiration, its autotrophic and heterotrophic components, as well as the effects of environmental drivers such as temperature and moisture at a moderately high-altitude cool temperate mixed forest and a lower altitude cool temperate broadleaf forest in Bhutan.

    The study was part of the larger through fall manipulation experiment which was part of the BC-CAP project (Climate Change Adaptation Potentials of Forests in Bhutan– building human capacities and knowledge base) jointly implemented by the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment, Department of Forests and Park Services and the BOKU University, Austria funded by Austrian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water.

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  • Rebuilt Bhutan Pavilion inaugurated at ICIMOD, Kathmandu

    (from left) His Eminence Venerable Dorji Lopon of Central Monastic body, Bhutan; His Excellency, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Minister of Agriculture and Forests, Bhutan; and Dr. David Molden, Director General, ICIMOD
    (from left) His Eminence Venerable Dorji Lopon of the Central Monastic body, Bhutan; His Excellency, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Minister of Agriculture and Forests, Bhutan; and Dr. David Molden, Director General, ICIMOD

    On 2 November, 2016, the Hon’ble Agriculture and Forests Minister, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, inaugurated the Bhutan pavilion at ICIMOD, Kathmandu, Nepal which was damaged by the tragic Nepal earthquake of April 2015.

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  • Khaki Silverline Butterfly: A New Record for Bhutan

    With the addition of Khaki Silverline (Cigaritis rukmini), total number of butterfly species recorded in Bhutan is 728. Mr. Kado Rinchen, a senior forestkhaki-silverlineer of Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park spotted the butterfly on 1st October, 2016 at Tongtophey, Trongsa.

    Mr. Karma Wangdi, a research assistant of the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment has confirmed it as a new record for Bhutan in the family of Lycaenidae (Blues). According to Karma Wangdi, with the addition of this new record, Bhutan now has 174 species of Lycaenidae.

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