UWICER re-operationalizes Nature Study Sub- Center

The Nature Study Center which remained largely unused for the last twenty-two years was formally re-operationalized on July 26, 2018. The re-operationalization ceremony was graced by the Executive Director, Bhutan Foundation, and the Director, Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research. [Read More...]

19th General Staff Meeting and Write-shop Held at Kheybeythang

The Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research conducted the 19th General Staff Meeting (GSM) from July 24 – 25, 2018 at the Nature Study Sub-Center, Kheybeythang in Phobjikha – Wangduephodrang. The GSM was followed by the development of teaching resources and lesson planning for National Certificate II and III forestry program of the institute together with the development of Quality and Management Systems of the certificate program. [Read More...]

Young Forest Officer’s Leadership Course

The Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research (UWICER) is organizing the Young Forest Officer’s Leadership Course from 9 to 13 July 2018 at Lamai Goempa Campus, Bumthang.  The institute felt the need to educate young officer on different forestry programs implemented by the department and orient them on the emerging local forestry and environmental challenges and issues faced while discharging their duties.  The course will also educate and keep abreast of the current and emerging science and technology within the domains of forestry and environment.  The course is designed for the Department of Forests and Park Services’ Forest Officers who are less than 5 years in the service.  [Read More...]

Dragons program in Bhutan with UWICER

A group of students and faculty (12 students with three faculty members) from the ‘Where There Be Dragons’ program of the United States is in Bhutan from 2nd  July 2018 for a field course on Happiness in the Himalaya in Bhutan. The student groups will be exploring and learning about a way of life in rural Bhutan and will experience living with household in central Bhutan to deepen their knowledge on typical rural Bhutanese livelihood. [Read More...]