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  • Bhutan Phenology Network

    Report coverPhenology is the study of recurring plant and animal life cycle stages, specifically known as phenophases: budburst, leafing, flowering, fruiting, emergence of insects, migration of birds, and its interaction with biotic and abiotic factors. Across the globe, phenology as a tool has been widely used to study the impact of climate change on plant and animal communities. Its potential, however, is not yet explored in Bhutan.

    With an operationalizationof BPN (Bhutan Phenology Network) in 2014, it has generated significant interest both from schools and public. As of now, it involves 170 students from 17 schools in observing and recording phenological event of 306 plants on daily basis. Besides phenology data, schools also logs and transmit climate data at the temporal resolution of 10 minutes from 17 weather stations. As of August 2015, one-year climate data has been logged and stored in UWICE climate database.

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  • Call for nomination

    The Jigme Singye Wangchuck Outstanding Environmental Stewardship Award (JSW-OESA) is conferred as homage to His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo’s selfless service and farsighted leadership.

    The Award recognizes and honours individuals, groups and institutions from all backgrounds for a lifetime of contribution towards ensuring the security and sustainability of Bhutan’s pristine environment. It particularly merits those who have gone beyond the normal call-of-duty in their service towards environmental protection.

    This year, in Commemoration of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo Pal Jigme Singye Wangchuck’s 60th Birth Anniversary, a special edition of the award will be conferred. The award will be conferred during the opening ceremony of the first Bhutan Bird Festival.

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  • Airfare Quotation- PBH-BKK Return

    The Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment, Department of Forests and Parks Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Bumthang is pleased to invite sealed bids from eligible Bhutanese Travel agents to kindly submit a quotation for air tickets as per the details specified below:

    DateSectorNo of PaxClass
    13 September, 2015Paro – Bangkok1Economy
    29 September, 2015Bangkok – Paro1-do-

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