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...]

Pre-congress International Student's Workshop for Emerging Ethnobiologist

The International Student’s workshop is one of the pre-congress events held every two years. This year the workshop has been held in the College of the Natural Resources, Lobesa from May 27 to 30, 2014. This workshop is intended to foster international connections between emerging ethnobiologists and to establish a support network of mentors around the world. [Read More...]

Final Local Stakeholder Workshop for 14th ISE Congress

A half-day Local Stakeholder Workshop for the 14th ISE Congress was convened by Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWICE) on 28th May 2014. The workshop was chaired by the Dasho Dzongdag of Bumthang Dzongkhag. More than 30 participants from local organizations, Institutions and other relevant organizations attended the workshop. [Read More...]