June 6, 2012 - Coinciding with the World Envrionment Day on June 5, Bhutan observed the first Pedestrians' Day throughout the country in the core city areas. Many people were seen walking to their work places from their home while some walked from the designated public parking areas.
RSPN initiating cleaning campaign commemorating its 25th Anniversary
Every year 5th June is celebrated throughout the world as the World Environment Day. World Environment Day (WED) is observed each year as an annual event and supposedly the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. The day is celebrated with environment related activities involving people from all walks of life.
WED is a UN Environment Programme initiative and it was first celebrated in 1972. Through this the UN stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action.
As RSPN is celebrating its 25 years of service in Environmental conservation this year, we are gearing up for events to commemorate this special ocassion. We have come a long way. RSPN alone couldn't have achieved without support from our donors, stakeholders and our members.
With the waste prevention and management regulation 2012 coming into force yesterday, people littering or dumping waste in the wrong places, or urinating or defecating in a public place, will be slapped fines, ranging from Nu 100 to Nu 20,000.
Some of the other offences, according to the regulation, are sale of goods or services on the streets and pedestrian walkways without approval, and dumping waste into the streams, rivers, drainage systems or other water bodies.
The training on “Basic Book-keeping and Accounting” to the Human-Wildlife Conflict (HWC) Management Committee Members of Passangphu and Maduwa was conducted from 6 to 8 April, 2012 by Mr. Sonam Jamtsho, Assistant Finance Officer of RSPN. The training was conducted in Passangphu NFE learning hall with the following objectives:
In the afternoon of 8th April (Sunday), fire razed the pine forest above the Yangchenphug HSS. The firefighters stopped battling the fire around 6:30 pm on Sunday evening and started at 5 am on Monday morning (Kuensel). BBS reported that the fire was contained on Monday.
1987-2012: Celebrating 25 years of Service for the Environment
By end of 2012, RSPN will complete 25 years of service in conservation of environment in Bhutan.
To commemorate 25 years of RSPN’s service to the environment, RSPN is pleased to launch its Silver Jubilee logo.
Description of Logo
The logo represents all the thematic areas RSPN worked in the last 25 years. The flying black-necked crane represents the flag-ship species that RSPN initially started its work in species conservation.
The Second Asia Pacific Climate Change Adaptation forum is being held in the United Nations Conference Center in Bangkok, Thailand from 12-13 March 2012.
The forum is expected to provide a unique oppurtunity to share frontline findings and innovations and also in knowing the oppurtunities and challenges in mainstreaming climate change adaptation into development. For the year the theme stands on ' Adaptation in Action' with the change from delibrations to decisions, plans to policies and policies to practices.