Understanding status and conserving their habitats.
5 October 2012 - The Second Annual Black-necked Crane (BNC) Stakeholder’s Coordination Workshop was held in Thimphu with participants from Department of Forests and Park Services, WWF Bhutan Program, RSPN and print media.
Pursuant to decision X/46, the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) is being held in Hyderabad, India, from 8th October and will continue until 19 October 2012.
COP 11 will include a high-level ministerial segment organized by the host country in consultation with the Secretariat and the Bureau. The high‑level segment will take place from 17 to 19 October 2012.
October 4, 2012 - The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recognized RSPN as an official repository for its documents and publications in Bhutan on 1st October 2012.
In a letter written addressed to the Executive Director of RSPN, the Regional Director of IUCN Asia Regional Office based in Bangkok, Thailand said that it is IUCN's "pleasure to recognize the Environment Resource Centre (ERC) of RSPN" to be the official respository for all kinds of documents and publications published by IUCN. With the recognition, RSPN will receive "representative selection" of their publications.
Over 450 students and teachers from three schools namely, Bayta Community Primary School, Phobjikha Middle Secondary School and Ramachen Community Primary School attended a climate change awareness program in Phobjikha on 12th September 2012.
The IUCN World Conservation Congress, the world’s largest and most important conservation event, begins today on Jeju Island, South Korea.
More than 8,000 people from more than 170 countries are in Jeju to discuss, debate and vote on solutions to some of the globe’s most pressing environmental and development issues.
Held every four years, the Congress, which runs to 15 September, brings together government and non-governmental organizations, scientists, business and community leaders from around the world to look at how nature provides the solution to many of our problems.
Under the Joint Support Programme (JSP- UNDP,UNEP and DANIDA), funded through Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC), RSPN initiated a project entitled “Pilot Initiatives to Reduce Human WildLife Conflict Management in Kangpara, Trashigang” from January 2011 to June 2012.
<< Passangphu Tshowog, one of the largest settlements in Kangpara Gewog (Photo: Tshering Phuntsho)
Learning how to manage their local environment
About twenty three monks and five nuns from 21 monastic schools and institutions from across the country took part in a week long environmental training organized by Education & Advocacy Program of RSPN.
The purpose of the training was to:
- orient the monks and nuns on the concept of environmental education
- provide hands on training on environment related activities
- build capacities of monks and nuns to manage environmental activities in the monastic schools and institutions