NEWS

June 4, 2013
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Happy Birthday, Your Majesty!

The Board of Directors, Members and Staff of RSPN offer our sincere prayers for Long Life and Happiness for Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen, the Royal Patron […]
May 21, 2013
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22 May: International Day for Biological Diversity

idb-2013-logo-enThe United Nations has proclaimed 22nd May as the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. When first created by the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly in late 1993, 29th  December (the date of entry into force of the Convention of Biological Diversity), was designated as the International Day for Biological Diversity.

March 29, 2013
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Manas, world’s hotspot for felids

cats-500x407<< Golden cat, marbled cat, leopard cat, clouded leopard, common leopard and tiger were caught on 60 camera traps

The Royal Manas National Park (RMNP) covering 1,057sqkm has been named as a world’s hotspot for wild felids.

The presence of six species of wild felids – golden cat, marbled cat, leopard cat, clouded leopard, common leopard and tiger – and 28 other species of terrestrial mammals were confirmed through camera traps in the park’s 74sqkm area.

March 22, 2013
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World Water Day 2013: International Year of Water Cooperation

world water_day2013World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

March 4, 2013
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Crane Mail from Tibet

crane GPS_UWICEIt took a GPS tagged crane two hours to reach Kangmar County in Tibet from Phobjikha (Image: UWICE)

Around 2pm on February 27, Ugyen Wangchuck Institute of Conservation and Environment (UWICE) director in Bumthang received an email.

It was from Kangmar County under Shigatse province in Tibet.

What director Ngawang Norbu received on his Gmail account was sent from the backpacked global positioning system (GPS) tag of a black-necked crane, pet named Ugyenling that left Phobjikha in the morning of the same day.

February 27, 2013
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World Wetlands Day 2013: “Wetlands Take Care of Water”

wetland day 2013-aWorld Wetlands Day was observed on 2 February 2013 in Thimphu by a small group of individuals who are registered members of Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN). The day marks the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2nd February 1971 in Iranian city of Ramsar. The Convention is more popularly known as Ramsar Convention. Currently there are 163 countries as the contracting party to the convention and Bhutan is 161stmember of the convention with two Ramsar sites (Wetlands of International Importance).

January 17, 2013
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Amateur Naturalist Training Camp – 2013

The RSPN camping held from 6th to 12th January, 2013 at Wolathang under Punakha Dzongkhag was geared much intensely at sensitizing the youth of their role […]
December 21, 2012
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Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year – 2013!

December 20, 2012
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Khotokha and Bumdeling wetlands listed as Wetlands of International Importance

 

ramsar certificate bumdelingKhotokha and Bumdeling wetlands are listed as Wetlands of International Importance. The two wetlands were designated as Wetlands of International Importance by RAMSAR Secretariat on 7th May 2012
November 22, 2012
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International Wetland Symposium

wetlands symposium nepal 2012-aAn International Wetland Symposium (IWS): Safeguarding Wetlands; Securing Future was held in the beautiful city of Pokhara, Nepal, between 7- 10 November 2012. It was organized by the  Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation (MFSC)/Conservation and Sustainable Use of Wetlands in Nepal (CSUWN) in collaboration with International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC), WaterAid (WaterAid) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF).