Third Batch Nature Guide Training starts at UWICER

The Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment Research (UWICER), Lamai Goempa, Bumthang, in collaboration with the Department of Technical Education (DoTE), Ministry of Labour and Human Resources (MoLHR), is conducting a two-month nature guide training for 40 culture and trekking guides (36 male and 4 female) under the Skill Development Plan. The Institute has trained 65 nature guides in two batches so far, and this is the 3rd batch of the nature guide training being conducted at the Institute under MoLHR funding support. [Read More...]

Sanam Lyonpo Visits UWICER

The Honorable Minister for the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Yeshi Penjor, visited the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment Research (UWICER) on 14th October 2021. The minister was on his tour to Bumthang dzongkhag to visit various offices under the Ministry. In his keynote address, Lyonpo applauded the work that UWICER has been doing in education, training, and research in the natural resource sector. The minister informed the institute about the discussions that are currently ongoing regarding the vision and future for the institute. Presentations were also made to inform the minister about the institute's background, vision, and current activities. [Read More...]

Health Minister Visits UWICER

The Health Minister Dasho Dechen Wangmo visited the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment Research (UWICER) on 13th September 2021. Addressing the staff and trainees gathered, Lyonpo emphasized how Bhutan managed to avert major public health crisis in the wake of global pandemic due to the unwavering support from the general public by following COVID-19 preventive measures. [Read More...]

HEROES Climate Data Available for Public Use

We are delighted to share the climate change monitoring weather data of 14 schools in Bhutan, covering different altitudinal gradient and geographic region, for the years 2015-2020. Weather data variable includes temperature, precipitation, solar radiation, soil moisture, wind speed and wind direction, which are collected every 10 minutes. As a part of climate change monitoring program on biodiversity particularly plants and animals life cycle, the Institute initiated HEROES (Himalayan Rhythms Observation and Evaluation System) program in collaboration with Karuna Foundation, Bhutan Foundation and Schools across the country. [Read More...]


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