RSPN News

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.

October 8, 2010
Certificates being handed over to the Community leaders

Five CFs handed over to the communities of Gangtey Geog

Certificates being handed over to the Community leadersWith the additional approval of five more Community Forests (CFs), a total of seven CFs have been established and handed over to the community of Gangtey geog (block). The local communities of respective regions in the Geog will manage and operate the CFs.

The objective of the establishment of a community forests is to engage community participation in the sustainable use of forest resources and ultimately improve the livelihood of the community.