“Elf Camp” Training of Trainers for the Boot Camp in Wildlife Study Design and Data Analysis

UWICER in collaboration with the Biological Conservation Society Sarawak, Malaysia is currently organizing an “Elf Camp” Training of Trainers for the Boot Camp in Wildlife Study Design and Data Analysis. It started yesterday and will end on the 22ndof September. 7 participants from Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar and Singapore are currently attending the ToT. Few participants will also stay back to help with the Boot Camp which starts from 25thSeptember. [Read More...]

CWU-UWICER Joint field school at Nature Study Sub-Center, Khebeythang.

The first ever faculty directed joint student's research and training program is ongoing at the Nature Study Sub Center (NSSC), Khebeythang – a place, an hour walk from the nearest village of Phobjikha valley. Seven students with two Professors from Central Washington University (CWU), United States are at the center on joint field program as part of NSSC revival program. This joint research between CWU and NCIII students will promote and enhance their basic skills and techniques to study nature and the biodiversity. Four UWICER faculty members who are passionate about butterflies, plants, wildlife, invertebrates and GPS, and two professors from CWU are at the center imparting the following skills: [Read More...]

Climate change and its impact: A talk by Dr. Steven William Running

Sixty five students of Khasadrapchu Middle Secondary School attended a talk titled "RUNNING THROUGH THE SCEINCE OF CLIMATE CHANGE" delivered by Dr. Steven William Running, the Regents Professor Emeritus of Global Ecology, University of Montana. The talk was organized as a part of guest lecture for students taking up Environment Science. [Read More...]

The School for Field Studies (SFS) 2019 Fall Semester Program Begins

A group of 23 undergraduate students from different universities/colleges of the United States of America (USA) are in Bhutan to attend a 3 month Fall Semester Program on Himalayan Environment and Society in Transition that started from September 2, 2019. The Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research (UWICER), Department of Forests and Park Services (DoFPS); the Bhutan Ecological Society (BES); and the School for Field Studies (SFS) based at Massachusetts, USA jointly host the interdisciplinary field based course in Bhutan. The students undertake three main courses on i) Political and Socioeconomic Dimensions of Environment; ii) Mountain Ecology; and iii) Land Use, Natural Resources, and Conservation. The students also get an opportunity to carryout directed field research and to learn about Bhutan’s basic religion and culture.  [Read More...]

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