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Coinciding with the birth anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the 16th Annual Black-necked Crane festival was organized in the courtyard of Gangtey Goemba in Phobjikha on 11th November 2014. The organizing committee, Phobjikha Environment Management Committee, an initiative of the Royal Society for Protection of Nature, unanimously came up with the theme, “Community in harmony with the cranes”, for the 2014 Black-necked Crane festival.
31 October 2014: Around five Black-necked cranes have arrived in Phobjikha at around 1:00PM BST today. The other major winter habitat in Bumdeling in Trashi Yangtse too saw three Black-necked Cranes at around 11:30AM today.
In 2012-2013 winter, Phobjikha saw first flock of cranes on 27th October, 2012, while in Bumdeling, the first flock of cranes arrived on 30th October, 2012.
The total number of cranes counted in Bhutan during 2012-2013 winter was 550 including 63 juveniles.
Zhemgang RSPN Field Office in collaboration with the Bjoka Block RNR Extension Forest Office and Bjoka Bamboo Craft Cooperative Group organized a three-day training on technical skills on bamboo and cane products development to 61 members of Bjoka Bamboo Craft Cooperative Group and 10 participants from Ponchula under Phangkhar Gewog (block) from 2nd to 10th October, 2014. A total of 71 participants were trained. It is a part of ADB funded project on “Improving Gender-Inclusive Access to Clean and Renewable Energy in Bhutan”.
Pyeongchang/Montreal 6 October 2014 –Under the theme, “Biodiversity for Sustainable Development,” thousands of representatives of governments, NGOs, indigenous peoples, scientists and the private sector gathered in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea for the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity(COP 12).
- Inception Meeting of WASH project held in RSPN
- Announcing Selection Result of 2014-2015 JKERF Grant
- Environmental Education and Dog sterilization program in Khotokha
- A Field Guidebook titled "Butterflies in and around Phobjikha Valley" published
- Training on Vegetable Production and Management to farmers