UWICER conducts Workshop on

The Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research(UWICER), Department of Forests and Park Services and the National Environment Commission Secretariat( NECS) in collaboration with the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan is organizing a two day workshop on "How possible is the global transition to carbon neutrality – Contributions from natural resource-dependent developing countries to the world" on 13th and 14th March 2019. The forum is intended deliberate on issues related to global transition to carbon neutrality and share the results of collaborative research on the extend of climate change impacts on natural resources and its adaptability in Bhutan. [Read More...]

The School for Field Studies (SFS) Spring Semester Program Begun

A three month Spring Semester Program on Himalayan Environment and Society in Transition begun from yesterday (January 28, 2019) with a group of 22 undergraduate students from different universities/colleges from the United States of America (USA). The Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research (UWICER), Bumthang, the Bhutan Ecological Society (BES), Thimphu, and the SFS head office based at Massachusetts, USA jointly host this interdisciplinary field-based course in Bhutan. During the program, the students will study three main courses on i) Political and Socioeconomic Dimensions of Environment; ii) Mountain Ecology; and iii) Land Use, Natural Resources, and Conservation and also on Bhutan’s basic religion and culture. [Read More...]

UWICER signs MoU with RSPN

On 18th of January, 2019, officials from the Department of Forest and Park Services and Royal Society for the Protection of Nature convened a short meeting for MoU signing between the RSPN and the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research in Thimphu. [Read More...]

First snowfall of the year - 2018

Bumthang received its first snowfall of the year on the night of 17th December 2018. The snowfall continued for almost 12 hours and Lamai Goempa (2900 masl) recorded 20.5cm snow depth which is the highest record since 2016 (16cm). [Read More...]