Nature Guide Training for Tourist Guides

The Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment, Lamai Goempa, Bumthang is pleased to announce the first ever Nature Guide Training Course. The course will be for 2 months (May and June 2015) and will comprise of both theoretical and practical learning.

International Glacier Symposium (April 2015)

An International Symposium on the state of Himalayan Galciers will be held in UWICE from 16th to 18th April 2015 with an objective to bring together experts who have been working on Himalyan Glaciers from across the globe, to take stock of how much we know about Himalayan Glaciers and to determine the next key questions and define strategies to provide required answers.

The Flyes and brochure can be downloaded through the link below:

 

Celebration of World Wildlife day in Jangbi

 

Forest Welfare Fund Update

Forest Welfare Fund is chaired by the Hon'ble Director General, with Mr. Phento Tshering, CFO, Thimphu Division as the Member Secretary and Mr. Karma Wangdi, Thimphu Division as the Treasurer. As of now, the FWF has deposited a sum of Nu. 9 million as a fixed deposit(BNB) and have a rolling balance of Nu. 702,522.23 in the FWF saving account maintained with BoB. The FWF report can be viewed in the attachement below.

‘Training Workshop on Protected Area Management Effectiveness’ (10-12 February 2015)

Participants of the workshop.

 

Himalayan Black Bear successfully rescued and released

23 December 2014: The Rescue team rushed to Zabasa village in Kabisa gewog under Punakha Dzongkhag to rescue the Himalayan Black bear which was trapped in the cable snare set up by Ap Wangdi. Ap Wangdi had set up the cable snare to protect his calves and chickens from predation by the Himalayan Black Bear which has been visiting his place quite frequently. The bear got entangled in the snare at 2:00 AM on 23 December 2014.

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