An 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).
As the community of Phobjikha valley sheltered themselves in the confines of their warm houses escaping the cold morning and windy afternoon, the majestic Black-necked Cranes punctuated the frost laden wetlands of Phobjikha valley looking for cozy place to feed and play around. The arrival and departure of the cranes is very much the part and parcel of the lives of the locals.
24 October, 2012: Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen graced the Silver Jubilee celebrations of the Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN).
Understanding status and conserving their habitats.
5 October 2012 - The Second Annual Black-necked Crane (BNC) Stakeholder’s Coordination Workshop was held in Thimphu with participants from Department of Forests and Park Services, WWF Bhutan Program, RSPN and print media.
Pursuant to decision X/46, the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) is being held in Hyderabad, India, from 8th October and will continue until 19 October 2012.
COP 11 will include a high-level ministerial segment organized by the host country in consultation with the Secretariat and the Bureau. The high‑level segment will take place from 17 to 19 October 2012.
October 4, 2012 - The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recognized RSPN as an official repository for its documents and publications in Bhutan on 1st October 2012.
In a letter written addressed to the Executive Director of RSPN, the Regional Director of IUCN Asia Regional Office based in Bangkok, Thailand said that it is IUCN's "pleasure to recognize the Environment Resource Centre (ERC) of RSPN" to be the official respository for all kinds of documents and publications published by IUCN. With the recognition, RSPN will receive "representative selection" of their publications.