A week-long course on Basic GPS and GIS begins

The UWICER is organizing a week-long course on ‘Basic of GPS and GIS’ at the campus which is attended by 30 officials from the Department of Forests and Park Services and other organizations.    The training module will cover basic hands-on skills in using GPS (Global Positioning System) and orient participants to mapping software such as QGIS. The training aims to achieve the following objectives: [Read More...]

UWICER conducts Workshop on "How possible is the global transition to carbon neutrality – Contributions from natural resource-dependent developing countries to the world"

  [Read More...]

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...]