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.
February 16, 2012 - MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions, Press Releases
(Chicago, IL) —Their missions are diverse – from protecting ecosystems to defending children’s rights, from empowering girls to strengthening neighborhoods, from investigative reporting to eliminating abusive financial practices.
The final Annual nation-wide Black-necked Crane (BNC) count for 2011-2012 was conducted at 0600 am on the 16th of January 2012. The count was simultaneously counted in all the major roosting sites of Bhutan with the support of Department of Forest and Park Services. Phobjikha recorded the highest count about 335 BNCs (including 51 Juveniles) followed by Bumdeling (102) and Bumthang and Khotokha (5 each). Paro, Lhuntse and Gelephu received 12 BNCs altogether.
Phobjikha, Bhutan – World Wetlands Day was observed on 2 February 2012 in Phobjikha-the largest wetland in Bhutan. The day marks the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971 and ever since then, the day is observed to undertake activities focussed on increasing awareness on the benefits of wetlands, both locally and globally. WWF organised the event in collaboration with the Watershed Management Division, Department of Forest & Park Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, and the Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN).