RSPN News

June 27, 2013
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Training of homestay owners in Phobjikha

Homestay participantsA  training was conducted from 12th to 19th May 2013 and the 2nd phase focusing on the refresher training was conducted from 7th to 11th June 2013 for homestay owners in Phobjikha. The training was conducted by the project team from RSPN and JEEF along with technical support of two trainers from the Royal Institute for Tourism and Hospitality (RITH) and with help and participation of the Service Division team from the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB).

June 27, 2013
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Training of Local Guides in Phobjikha

local-guide-trainingA total of 9 local guides were trained in Phobjikha from 4th to 9th and 21st to 24 May 2013 under the community-based sustainable tourism project. The training was conducted by Mr. Masanori Shintani, a well-known international ecotourism interpretive trainer from Japan.

During the training the local guides were taught about the simple understanding of what ecotourism or community-based sustainable tourism is, and how being a good interpretive guide can add value to the tourist experience of a particular area.

June 16, 2013
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RSPN Members mark International Day for Biological Diversity

rspn-member IBD 2013-aA two-day membership program was organized by the Royal Society for Protection of Nature to mark the International Day of Biodiversity celebrated worldwide on 22nd May. A total of 29 RSPN adult members from diverse backgrounds and professions joined the trip to Samtengang in Wangduephodrang.

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.