RSPN News

September 12, 2011
CBST_tour_2011

Study Tour for Steering Committee members and local community leaders to understand CBST in Phobjikha

CBST_tour_2011Members participated and visited the site

16th and 18th August 2011 - About 30 people representing various agencies (Government and non-government) such as Nature Recreation and Ecotourism Division (NRED), Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators (ABTO), Guide Association of Bhutan, Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB), Phobjikha Environment Management Commission (PEMC), Wangdiphordang Dzongkhag Administration, Gross national Happiness Commission (GNHC) local business community, Local Government (LG) and the local communities attended the study tour cum consultative workshop in Phobjikha.
September 7, 2011
crane_banding_germany

Crane Capture and Banding program in Germany

Jigme Tshering, RSPN’s Project Officer based in Phobjikha attended a month long training in Germany

crane_banding_germanyThe team with the 36th CraneCranes have been fascinating man since time immemorial not only for its elegance and beauty but also for its agile dancing, flight formations and loud trumpeting calls. These birds need large areas of forests, wetlands and barren land for feeding, roosting as well as for breeding. However, with increasing developmental activities around the world, forests are continuously being cleared and wetlands drained out.

Thousands of miles are covered each year during the migration. Some species even cover more than a dozen countries. Therefore it is important to know and understand even the temporary habitats used for stopovers and staging for necessary conservation of these habitats.

August 10, 2011
bncic_cleanup_Aug72011_1

Office Campus Clean-up in Phobjikha

bncic_cleanup_Aug72011_17th August 2011, BNCIC, Phobjikha - About 23 individuals (Aman Kora  Resort employees, Phobjikha) volunteered to clean the campus of the Black-necked Crane Information Centre (BNCIC) in Phobjikha on 7th August 2011. The volunteers helped the RSPN field staff in cleaning the campus, erecting the fallen fencing poles and cleaning up the interior of the Centre.

August 5, 2011
wbh_book_launch

Book titled, “The Critically Endangered White-bellied Heron” launched

wbh_book_launchDasho Sangay Thinley officially launched the book29 July 2011, Thimphu: RSPN’s Chairman, Dasho Sangay Thinley (Rtd.) officially launched the book titled “The Critically Endangered White-Bellied Heron” on the occasion of the Global Tiger Day organised jointly by Wildlife Conservation Division and WWF Bhutan program office.  The book is a result of initiative taken by RSPN and the Research Team of RSPN. The book provides an overview of the white-bellied heron population, distribution and status in the country.

July 27, 2011
food_security_delhi

Experts discuss food security

food_security_delhiNew Delhi, India: Underscoring the urgent need for a strong regional collaboration to ensure food security in the face of climate change, delegates from the four countries of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Nepal said the impact of climate change in the Eastern Himalayas cannot be undermined.

In a two-day expert group meeting held in New Delhi, India, the participants agreed that a clear policy on food security and climate change must be introduced and implemented in the region.

July 18, 2011

Forest Policies from six countries shortlisted for Future Policy Award

Top candidates found in Bhutan, The Gambia, Nepal, Rwanda, Switzerland and the USA New York / Montreal / Hamburg / Rome, 5 July 2011 – Policies […]