Heritage Plantation at UWICE

The Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWICE), Lamai Goempa, Bumthang, has celebrated the Social Forestry Day as the Heritage Plantation Day. Director, faculty members and students of the Institute graciously celebrated the day with Her Royal Highness Ashi Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck. [Read More...]

The 3rd Jigme Singye Wangchuck Outstanding Environmental Stewardship Award Conferred

The 3rd Jigme Singye Wangchuck Outstanding Environmental Stewardship Award (JSW-OESA) was conferred by HRH Ashi Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck, coinciding with the opening ceremony of the 14th International Society of Ethnobiology Congress. [Read More...]

The 14th ISE Congress Commenced at Bumthang

The Opening Ceremony of the 14th International Society of Ethnobiology (ISE) Congress took place at Ugyen Wangchuck Stadium in Bumthang, Bhutan on 1st June 2014. The objective of the Congress, which is held once every two years, is to support and promote the critical efforts of indigenous peoples, traditional societies and local communities in the conservation of biological, cultural and linguistic diversity. [Read More...]

The Himalayan Griffon (Gyps himalayensis): The First Ever eObs GPRS Tagged Animal on Earth

On 29 May 2014, at Wamsis Village near Trashi Ghadhen Lhakhang, Ura-Bumthang, a landmark was established in bird movement research.  A five-year-old cow named Khashamo (for its creamy brown coat) had died in its shed.  Gelek Gyamtsho, who lives at proper Pangkhar, was on his way to Trashi Ghadhen to run an errand when his grandmother, Thinley Wangmo, called him about the demise of Khashamo. [Read More...]