June 19, 2012

RSPN gets access to EBSCO’s Environment Complete

June 19, 2012 - The Royal Society for Protection of Nature is pleased to announce that the ERC Library and national RSPN members now have access to an exciting new database of academic journals and reference books related to the environment, EBSCO Environment Complete.  

This resource offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more.

June 11, 2012
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Act Locally, Think Globally – a message from students of Phobjikha MSS

wed2012 phobjikha MSSOn 5th June, while the Thimphu citizens were walking to their work places observing the World Environment Day, a group of students of Phobjikha Middle Secondary School were busy cleaning up the settlement areas in Phobjikha Valley. These group of students were the school’s Tarayana and Nature Club members.

June 6, 2012
HRH Ashi Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck conferred the award.

The 2nd Jigme Singye Wangchuck Outstanding Environment Stewardship Award

HRH Ashi Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck conferred the award.June 6, 2012 - Coinciding with the World Environment Day on June 5, 2012, Bhutan Ecological Society commemorated the day recognizing the individuals who have committed their activities in conservation of environment. The Second Jigme Singye Wangchuck Outstanding Environment Stewardship Award for Excellence in Field Leadership was conferred by Her Royal Highness Princess Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck, Honorable Chief Guest and Royal Patron, Bhutan Ecological Society.

June 6, 2012

Bhutan observed Pedestrians’ Day coinciding with the World Environment Day

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.

June 1, 2012
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World Environment Day – 2012

RSPN initiating cleaning campaign commemorating its 25th Anniversary

wed logo 2012Every 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.

April 26, 2012
RSPN Free E-mail for Members

RSPN to provide free E-mail accounts for Members

RSPN Free E-mail for MembersAs 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.

April 25, 2012

Environmental education handbook development for monastic schools and institutions

The Royal Society for Protection of Nature in collaboration with Dratshang Lhensthok is developing an environmental education handbook for monastic schools and institutions. The purpose of […]
April 19, 2012
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Legal teeth to bite litterbugs

waste kuensel 19Apr2012With 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.

April 17, 2012
Members being trained on basic Accounting and book-keeping

Committee Members trained on basic Book-keeping and Accounting

Members being trained on basic Accounting and book-keepingThe 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:

April 10, 2012
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Forest fire in Thimphu leaves two policemen dead

forest fire thimphu-April8 2012In 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.