The School for Field Studies (SFS) 2019 Fall Semester Program Begins

A group of 23 undergraduate students from different universities/colleges of the United States of America (USA) are in Bhutan to attend a 3 month Fall Semester Program on Himalayan Environment and Society in Transition that started from September 2, 2019. The Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research (UWICER), Department of Forests and Park Services (DoFPS); the Bhutan Ecological Society (BES); and the School for Field Studies (SFS) based at Massachusetts, USA jointly host the interdisciplinary field based course in Bhutan. The students undertake three main courses on i) Political and Socioeconomic Dimensions of Environment; ii) Mountain Ecology; and iii) Land Use, Natural Resources, and Conservation. The students also get an opportunity to carryout directed field research and to learn about Bhutan’s basic religion and culture.  [Read More...]

Director, DoFPS, visited our Sub-Centre at Darla

The Director of Department of Forest and Park Services visited the NWFP and Agroforestry Technology Sub-Centre at Darla, Chukha on 16th July 2019. The Director was taken around the station to see the ongoing activities. He advised the staff to strengthen the collaborative works with the Gedu Forest Division. The visit of the Director was a manifestation of his commitment to connecting with the field offices.  [Read More...]

Dragons land in Bhutan for Field Course

A group of 12 students along with three faculty members from the ‘Where There Be Dragons’, United States are in Bhutan from 3rd July 2019 for three weeks field course. This field course on Happiness in the Bhutan Himalaya will enable them to explore and learn Bhutanese way of life in rural Bhutan. They will also get to experience living with household in central Bhutan to deepen their knowledge on typical rural Bhutanese livelihood. Besides, the students will be learning on the environment and various conservation efforts undertaken by our country. [Read More...]

UWICER celebrates 9th graduation ceremony

The UWICER celebrated the graduation ceremony of 30 trainees of the National Certificate II & III Forester course on 26th June 2019 at Lamai Goempa Bumthang. The event was presided over by the Director of the Institute Mr. Shacha Dorji and attended by the faculty, other staff members, and regional and sector heads from Bumthang Dzongkhag. [Read More...]


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