The IUCN World Conservation Congress, the world’s largest and most important conservation event, begins today on Jeju Island, South Korea.
More than 8,000 people from more than 170 countries are in Jeju to discuss, debate and vote on solutions to some of the globe’s most pressing environmental and development issues.
Held every four years, the Congress, which runs to 15 September, brings together government and non-governmental organizations, scientists, business and community leaders from around the world to look at how nature provides the solution to many of our problems.
Under the Joint Support Programme (JSP- UNDP,UNEP and DANIDA), funded through Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC), RSPN initiated a project entitled “Pilot Initiatives to Reduce Human WildLife Conflict Management in Kangpara, Trashigang” from January 2011 to June 2012.
<< Passangphu Tshowog, one of the largest settlements in Kangpara Gewog (Photo: Tshering Phuntsho)
Learning how to manage their local environment
About twenty three monks and five nuns from 21 monastic schools and institutions from across the country took part in a week long environmental training organized by Education & Advocacy Program of RSPN.
The purpose of the training was to:
- orient the monks and nuns on the concept of environmental education
- provide hands on training on environment related activities
- build capacities of monks and nuns to manage environmental activities in the monastic schools and institutions
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Embassy of Finland, New Delhi and Royal Society for Protection of Nature on 9th July 2012 at Thimphu to formalize continuation of support for the Community-based natural resource management program in selected villages under Lumang and Kangpara gewog in Trashigang Dzongkhag. The project worth 41,342 Euros shall be implemented over a period of one year.