Training of Trainers - Pest Detection, Surveillance, Specimen Collection and Reporting

Forestry officials from Central, Eastern and Western parts of the country and 6 BSc. Sustainable Development CNR final semester graduates on attachment are currently undergoing training on, “ ToT: Pest Detection, Surveillance, Specimen Collection and Reporting” at the Institute. The main objective of the training is to build capacity of master trainer in the field of entomology focusing mainly on Adelgid specimen collection and embedding pest data in the SMART system developed by the Department of Forests and Park Services. These master trainers are expected to eventually impart knowledge gained through this training to our forestry colleagues back in their respective field offices. The training will be held over four days from 26th-29th of April and is funded by the Republic of Korea through AFoCO-NiFOS research project on “Assessment of adelgid diversity and distribution of conifer forest of Bhutan to mitigate future outbreaks”. [Read More...]

Training on Human Wildlife Interaction

A training on human wildlife interaction (HWI) was conducted by the institute in collaboration with the Nature Conservation Division of the Department of Forests and Park Services at Zhingkham Resort, Punakha from 22 to 25 March 2021. The training course was attended by 31 forestry officials from different field offices representing territorial forest divisions and parks. [Read More...]

Training on Butterfly and Moth survey and identification

A two-day training on Butterfly and Moth survey and identification was organized for the field staff of Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary (BWS) and nearby Range staff of Trashigang Forest Division on 24th and 25th of March, 2021. The event was conducted at BWS headquarter in Trashiyangtse. Butterfly enthusiast, Karma Wangdi and two other colleagues from UWICER imparted the basic knowledge on Butterfly, including a practical exercise on sample collection and mounting in the field. The team also presented and discussed survey methodologies for the upcoming field survey to explore on the host plants used by the national butterfly Bhutanitis ludlowi, general butterfly and moth diversity within BWS. The training has been funded by the Bhutan for Life project. [Read More...]

Nursery and Plantation Management Training

Foresters from across the country are at the Institute attending Nursery and Plantation Management Training and sharing their invaluable vast expanse of nursery based experiences accrued while working with the Department. The training started off with keynote address from Head, Education and Capacity Building Section (ECBS) and cross-introduction of participants in duet, expression of expectations from the participants, presentation of training overview and registration of individuals in Google Classroom. [Read More...]


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