October 8, 2013
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Biking in Phobjikha

cbst bike train2Biking tourism is another CBST product available in Phobjikha. With support from the Austrian Coordination Office (ACO) and the Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators (ABTO), Seven Mountain bikes and accessories were provided to the new CBST Group in Phobjikha

October 8, 2013
Ms. Jigme Choden, College of Natural Resources receiving the 1st prize

Youth and Environmental Conservation

Ms. Jigme Choden, College of Natural Resources receiving the 1st prizeA five day national youth forum on  “Empowering youth for climate change research in Bhutan” was conducted from 1st – 5th October 2013. Students from about seven higher learning institutions in the country took part in the forum which was  hosted by  Sherubtse College, Kanglung, Trashigang.

October 7, 2013
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A Knowledge Sharing Workshop on Gender and Energy

adb workshop 2013-bA half day Knowledge Sharing Workshop on Gender Review of National Energy Policies and Programmes in Bhutan was organized by RSPN on 1st October, 2013 in RSPN’s Auditorium, Thimphu. It is a part of ADB funded project on “Improving Gender-Inclusive Access to Clean and Renewable Energy in Bhutan”.

The project team presented the detailed project profile, understanding gender status of existing energy sector policies, strategies and practices in Bhutan with the objective in identifying good practices and lessons learned in successfully mainstreaming gender into the energy sector.

October 3, 2013
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Fundraising initiative for Jigme Khesar Environmental Research Fund (JKERF)

biking 2013bOn launching the Jigme Khesar Environmental Research Fund (JKERF) in August 2013 by Her Majesty Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck, Queen of Bhutan, the Royal Society for Protection of Nature initiated the first research fundraising of its kind with support from friends of RSPN from National University of Singapore.

October 3, 2013
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Annual Black-necked Crane Roost Restoration

Every living being instinctively develops a defense mechanism to prevent themselves from the predators.

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Cranes in general prefer shallow water bodies for roosting. Movements on the surface of the water by the predators and other animals alarm the cranes and they fly away.

In Phobjikha, Black-necked Crane roosts are maintained and restored annually by the Royal Society for Protection of Nature around mid September, just before they start arriving in the valley. Observations have shown that the cranes prefer the artificial roosts over the natural ponds in Phobjikha.

September 25, 2013

Tiger skin and bones seized


Officials of the Forest Protection and Surveillance Unit seized a tiger skin and bones from two Indian men in Gelegphu on September 20. It was confiscated from a hotel in Gelegphu town before the men could trade it with the buyer, suspected to be Bhutanese.