Tree Seed Conservation Techniques Workshop underway

Untitled-1December 7, Thimphu: The five day workshop on the Tree Seed Conservation Techniques which began on 7th December is underway at the National Biodiversity Centre (NBC), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Serbithang.

Some 20 participants from various agencies under Department of Forests and Park Services (DoFPS); Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park (JSWNP), Nature Recreation and Ecotourism Division (NRED) and Zhemgang Division, Tangsibjii Hydro Energy Limited, Mangde Chhu Hydro Project Authority, National Seed Centre and NBC are participating in the workshop organised by NBC with technical support from Millennium Seed Bank, Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew and funding support from Tangsibjii Hydro Energy Limited.

The main objective of this workshop is to provide hands-on training on Wild Seed collection and conservation techniques. It is also in preparation for the Wild Seed Conservation program through seed banking which NBC is embarking in the 11th Five Year Plan.

-NBC

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