6 November 2017, Thimphu: The importance of preventing and mitigating Human Wildlife Conflict (HWC) in order to protect rural livelihoods and maintain biodiversity is the highlight of a technical workshop being held in Thimphu, Bhutan from 6-8 October 2017.
The workshop is being organised by the Royal Government of Bhutan (RGoB) and IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature,under the auspices of the Asia Protected Areas Partnership (APAP) – a regional platform that fosters collaboration and experience sharing among government protected area agencies. Financial support is being provided by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan, the Ministry of Environment Korea, RGoB, ICIMOD, UNDP Bhutan and WWF Bhutan. Technical support is being provided by the IUCN Species Survival Commission’s Task Force on Human-Wildlife Conflict.
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