RSPN News

February 26, 2014
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Familiarization of CBST of Phobjikha for Bhutanese Tour Operators

A-local-guide-interpreting-1RSPN and the Community-based Sustainable Tourism (CBST) Group of Phobjikha organized a familiarization trip for Bhutanese tour operators to experience the CBST services and facilities established through the CBST project in Phobjikha from 16th to 18th February, 2014.

February 6, 2014

Thimchu venue for ‘Clean Bhutan’ launch on Feb. 6

The stream-and-river-cleaning component of the project is all set to take off

Environment: The cleaning of streams and rivers in the country under the Clean Bhutan project kicks off on February 6 in Thimphu from the Thimchu, project officials said.

January 24, 2014
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CBST Promotion Meeting for Tour Operators

cbst-2014 3A meeting with tour operators to promote Phobjikha Community-based Sustainable Tourism (CBST) was conducted on 22nd January 2014 at the RSPN JKERC Auditorium in Thimphu.

It was organized to provide a platform to introduce local CBST services to the tour operators. It was attended by 35 tour operators of Thimphu.

January 22, 2014
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Report on Annual Black-necked Crane Count for Bhutan


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With the completion of winter migration, the total number of Black –necked Cranes sighted in the country across all the habitats are monitored as usual and recorded by conducting a simultaneous count coordinated by the Royal Society for Protection of Nature. The count helps in understanding the population trend of the cranes. The count is normally carried out when the cranes are in their roosts.

January 22, 2014
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Report on Study of Climate Change Impact on Wetland Ecosystem in Phobjikha

Climate-Change-Impact-on-Wetland Phobjikha_RSPN_2014-1The report on Study of climate change impact on Wetland ecosystem Phobjikha, West Central Bhutan by RSPN has now been published. The study was conducted by RSPN in collaboration with Department of Forest and Park Services funded by the Bhutan Foundation.

According to the published report, the general objective of the study is to build baseline information to understand the impact of climate change on the wetland ecosystem.

January 14, 2014

Norlha supports RSPN program

RSPN received fund from Norlha, a Swiss based non-profit NGO, to pilot sustainable and organic agriculture in Wamrong and Thrimshing in Tashigang District. The one year (October 2013-September 2014) project will benefit at least 40 households in the villages of Moshi and Khaimanma in Lumang Gewog in Wamrong and Passaphu and Madhuwa in Kangpara Gewog. The project is intended towards fostering environmentally, socially and economically sound food production by promoting alternative option to chemical farming and slope agriculture.