RSPN News

April 4, 2011
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Bangkok Climate Change Conference – 2011

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L-R: Jonathan Pershing, US; Andre Odenbreit, Brazil, for the G-77/China; UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres; Co-Chair Maas Goote, the Netherlands; Co-Chair Richard Muyungi, Tanzania; Sergey Kononov, UNFCCC; Paul Watkinson, France; Artur Runge-Metzger, EU; and Audun Rosland, Norway (Picture courtesy: IISD)

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is meeting in Bangkok from 3 – 8 April, 2011 to discuss action plans following decisions made at COP 16 in Cancun Mexico.

March 18, 2011
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World Water Day 2011

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(Photo: T. Lhamtshok, RSPN)
World Water Day is commemorated anually on 22 March. With various themes for the day, UN Water organize events related to water in different parts of the world.

The theme for 2011 World Water Day is, "Water for Cities: Shared Water, Shared Responsibilities". In Bhutan, the event will be commemorated in Khasadrapchu Middle Secodary School in Thimphu on March 22 with various thematic programs like talks on water quality, water theme songs and cultural dances, extempore speech, art competition on water, etc.
March 15, 2011
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Prayers for Victims of Japan’s Earthquake and Tsunami

Offering butterlampsThimphu: 15 March 2011- RSPN today offered prayers and one thousand butter lamps for the victims of recent Japan's earthquake and tsunami. The Resident Representative of JICA Bhutan office and other senior JICA officials attended the prayer ceremony.
 
"I would like to express my sincere gratitude for your warm sympathy for the Japanese people who are affected by the last week's earthquake and tsunami", said Mr. Tomoki Nitta, the Resident Represenative of JICA Bhutan office. "We will convey to our Japanese Embassy in New Delhi and to JICA head office in Tokyo".
February 24, 2011

Fourth Druk Gyalpo honoured

Wins award for outstanding contribution to the protection of the global environment

Kyoto Hall Of Fame 24 February, 2011 - The Fourth Druk Gyalpo has been inducted into the Kyoto Earth Hall of Fame for outstanding contribution to the protection of the global environment. 

In a ceremony attended by around 600 people, including Their Imperial Highnesses Prince Akishino-miya and Princess Kiko-Sama and prominent citizens of Japan, Her Royal Highness Princess Ashi Kezang Choden Wangchuck received the hall of fame award on behalf of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo on February 13.

February 20, 2011

31st Birth Anniversary of His Majesty

The Board of Directors, Members and Staff of  Royal Society for Protection of Nature join the Nation in commemorating 31st Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the […]
February 18, 2011
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Understanding the impact of Climate Change on Water Resources of Bhutan

sacI-waters_paro_2011With an objective to mitigate the impacts of climate change on water resources in the mountain ecosystem, three-day workshop (February 9-11) was held at Paro.

Presentations on measures to fight such impacts were made by the participants from India and Nepal, which were relevant to Bhutan. Besides, participants were also briefed on the intact water scenario in the country and the policies executed.