Eco-Guide Training for 12 Young Enthusiast River Guides of Panbang

A 5 days training on Eco-guide is ongoing in Panbang, Zhemgang Dzongkhag from 23rd to 27th December 2013. It is being jointly organized by Royal Manas National Park (RMNP) and Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWICE). The training is funded by the Bhutan Foundation. [Read More...]

Bathing Behaviors of Birds - Journal of the Pond (From M3B-Bird Training, Manas Park Range)

We understood that the Manas Park Range Management had instructed the UWICE alumni (along with boatmen) to assist the M3B-Bird Training participants to be ferried across the Drangme Chu (Manas river) and guide them to their allotted campus lodge. They also provided help with lugging belongings. [Read More...]

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Signed Between UNE and UWICE

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today, the 12th of December 2013 between the University of New England (UNE) at Armidale in Australia and the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWICE). It was signed by Professor Jim Barber, Vice Chancellor of the University of New England and Mr. Nawang Norbu, Director of UWICE. [Read More...]

M3B-Bird Training Bags another Bird in Bhutan

Measuring & Monitoring Mountain Biodiversity (M3B) training (18-29th Nov 2013) in the Manas Park Range, Royal Manas National Park, bagged yet another new bird record for Bhutan, increasing Bhutan’s official bird tally to 689. The latest addition to the birdlist is Larus ridibundus (Black-headed Gull). This is the fourth gull species now known in Bhutan—others are Pallas’s Gull, Slender-billed Gull and Brown-headed Gull. Gulls in Bhutan have been rare partial winter visitors and passage migrants. [Read More...]

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