SFS Spring Program Started in Bhutan

2020 spring semester of the School for Field Studies (SFS)-Bhutan Program has been started from January 27 with 24 undergraduate students from various colleges/universities of the US. The SFS-Bhutan is a joint program hosted by three organizations – the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research (UWICER) of the Department of Forests and Park Services, MoAF, the Bhutan Ecological Society (BES), and the School for Field Studies (www.fieldstudies.org) with its head office based in Massachusetts, US.  The SFS-Bhutan focuses on Himalayan Environment and Society in Transition with three main disciplinary courses: i) Mountain Ecology (ME); ii) Land Use, Natural Resources, & Conservation (LUNRC); and iii) Political & Socioeconomic Dimensions of Environment (PSEDE). The program also contains a small component on religion and culture of Bhutan. [Read More...]

Training on Orchid Propagation

Three days training on orchid propagation, growing and management is undergoing at Non-Wood Forest Products and Agroforestry Technology Sub-Centre Darla. The activity is funded by Resilient Mountain Solutions in Bhutan of ICIMOD. The participants are mostly flower growers, youth, housewives and forestry officials. The participants were trained specifically to grow Cymbidium spp. as the species are now not available in its wild habitat due to extensive collection by the people.The participants are receiving hands-on training and will now be able to grow the orchids in their nursery and homes. [Read More...]

CWU Delegations at Nature Study Sub-Center, Khebeythang

Official delegates from Central Washington University (United States of America) Dr. Tim Englund, Dean of the College of the Sciences, Professor Dr. Lisa Bliss and Professor Dr. Lori Sheeran visited  the Nature Study Sub-Center from 9-11 November 2019. The delegates were at the center to gain insight into the suitability of the surrounding environment and basic facilities for conducting education, outreach and conservation through collaboration and cooperative ties reflected in the MoU that was recently signed. [Read More...]

MoU signed between CWU and UWICER

The Ugyen Wanghuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research (UWICER), Department of Forests and Park Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Royal Government of Bhutan and Central Washington University (CWU), US signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 8th November 2019 in Thimphu to establish a research and education collaboration. Honorable Officiating Secretary Dasho Ugyen Penjor, Director General, Department of Agricultural and Marketing cooperatives, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests and Dr. Timothy Englund, Dean of School of Sciences, Central Washington University, USA signed the MoU in presence of delegates from CWU and officials from Ministry of Agriculture and Forests. [Read More...]

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