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...]

12th Batch Forester Trainees

The Institute welcomed the 12th batch of forester trainees at Lamai Goempa today. They will undergo a one-year certificate course in forestry. The day started with a welcome speech by the Institute Head Specialist, followed by presentations about the institute. The occasion was joined by the Superintendent of Royal Bhutan Police, Bumthang who sensitized trainees on crimes and common misdemeanors. [Read More...]

Training of Trainers - Pest Detection, Surveillance, Specimen Collection and Reporting

Forestry officials from Central, Eastern and Western parts of the country and 6 BSc. Sustainable Development CNR final semester graduates on attachment are currently undergoing training on, “ ToT: Pest Detection, Surveillance, Specimen Collection and Reporting” at the Institute. The main objective of the training is to build capacity of master trainer in the field of entomology focusing mainly on Adelgid specimen collection and embedding pest data in the SMART system developed by the Department of Forests and Park Services. These master trainers are expected to eventually impart knowledge gained through this training to our forestry colleagues back in their respective field offices. The training will be held over four days from 26th-29th of April and is funded by the Republic of Korea through AFoCO-NiFOS research project on “Assessment of adelgid diversity and distribution of conifer forest of Bhutan to mitigate future outbreaks”. [Read More...]


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