• Working towards Regenerating and Preserving our Nature; A RSPN Membership Plantation Site.

    15,000 saplings  of different species for plantation.
    15,000 saplings of different species for plantation.

    5-6 July, Thimphu. Starting from school going children to office goers of different age groups volunteered for the tree plantation program in Kuenselphodrang which is supported by Embassy of Finland and organised by Royal Society for Protection of Nature for the rehabilitation of the burnt area. The area is a membership plantation site covering 22.758 acres of barren land after the forest fire in 2002. The membership is open to all the interested people whereby they are asked to fill up the form and a nominal membership fee according to the ‘junior’ and ‘adult’ group formed.

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  • Aeroponic Production of potato minitubers: A successful third season

    Potatoes grown using aeroponic minituber production method
    Potatoes grown using aeroponic minituber production method

    We would like to share some pictures and updates on the aeroponic production of potato minitubers, as we begin this year’s harvest. This is the third season that we, National Potato Program and the National Seed Center (NSC), Paro, have successfully carried out production in the aeroponic unit built with the support of World Bank funded Decentralized Rural Development Project. NSC will also have another unit functional by the next season through the same support.

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  • Second Annual Research Symposium and Environmental Fair

    The Bhutan Ecological Society will be holding its 2nd Annual Research Symposium & Environmental Fair on 22–23 August 2014 at Clock Tower Square in Thimphu. This public benefit event is a great way for persons from all sectors to share their conservation knowledge and experiences with each other and with the general public, through posters, research presentations and exhibition booths.

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  • Summer School Agriculture Camp

    Students from Bumthang, Sarpang and Zhemgang.
    Students from Bumthang, Sarpang and Zhemgang.

    A 10 days long (4th to 12th July, 2014) summer school agriculture training camp is under way. 80 students from Bumthang, Sarpang and Zhemgang Dzongkhag are attending the programme .Similar programme will also be conducted during winter. The main objectives of the training is to provide hands on training on integrated farming and creates awareness on agriculture farming and make the summer vacation a useful one.

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