RSPN News

December 6, 2010

Well below their winter habitats

Four birds have been spotted in the relatively warmers climes of Gelephu

Really Warmer Climes: Either they’re lost or searching out new stamping grounds

Black Necked Cranes 2 December, 2010 - If tigers are roaming mountains above the snowline, black-necked cranes, a bird native to the cold heights of Tibet and Bhutan, are being spotted in the warmer plains of Bhutan.
In what was an unusual sighting for farmers of Dawatang and Karbithang of Chuzergang gewog in Gelephu, they spotted four black-necked cranes foraging in their rice fields. Chuzergang is about 265 m above sea level, 2,635 m below their usual roosting grounds in Phobjikha.

November 30, 2010
Bhutan's intervention for SAARC as an observer in UNFCCC

SAARC officially granted UNFCCC observer status

Bhutan's intervention for SAARC as an observer in UNFCCCBhutan serving as the Chair for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) made an intervention in the COP plenary on November 29, 2010 relating to  agenda 2 (e) Admission of organization as observers  under FCCC/CP/2010/4.
November 29, 2010
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Sixteenth Conference of Parties in Cancun, Mexico

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Opening ceremony of COP16 in Cancun, Mexico (Photo: ENB)

The sixteenth UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun opened on Monday, 29 November 2010 with a welcoming ceremony and opening remarks by the UNFCCC Executive Secretary Ms. Christiana Figueres, Mexican President Felipe Calderón, IPCC Chairman Dr. Rajendra Pachuri and other dignitaries.
November 29, 2010
Black-necked cranes in Gelephu

Black-necked cranes in Gelephu

Black-necked cranes in Gelephu
Black-necked cranes in Gelephu (Photo: Tshewang Norbu, RSPN)

For the first time in the known history of RSPN, a family of Black-necked cranes, (2 adults and 2 juveniles) have been sighted in Gelephu, Sarpang Dzongkhag (district).

November 2, 2010

Program for 12th Black-necked Crane Festival, 2010

Date: 11th November 2010
Venue:
Gangtey Goenpa
Organized by:
Phobjikha Environment Management Committee (PEMC)

09:30 A.M.      Arrival of guests
09:45 A.M.      Reception of Chief guest
10:00 A.M.      Marchang Ceremony
10:15 A.M.      Opening speech by the PEMC Chairman
10:30 A.M.      Speech by the Chief Guest
10:45 A.M.      Cultural Programme
01:00 P.M.      Lunch
02:00 P.M.      Cultural Program
05:00 P.M.      Preview of Documentary on Phobjikha Conservation Area, an Ecological Refuge


November 2, 2010

Black-necked Cranes arrive in Phobjikha

 2 November 2010 - The first group of black-necked cranes, comprising two adults and two juveniles arrived in Phobjikha today at around 1:25 PM.