The Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment conducted Young Scientist Talk series on Movement ecology of Bhutan’s National Animal - Takin by Tiger Sangay of Conservation Biology Department of the Institute. A talk was attended by 12 teachers and 25 students from Jakar Higher Secondary School, and Chumey Middle Secondary School and in the audience were our 15 trainees who is currently undergoing certificate course and some UWICE faculty members.
Today (6th Oct. 2014), the President of Aspen International Mountain Foundation (AIMF), Ms. Karinjo DeVore and Ms. Joseland Helen visited the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment. Their visit was mainly to explore the potential of funding in the field of conservation and environment through Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation (BTFEC).
The School for Field Studies (SFS) and the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWICE) signed a renewed MoU on the afternoon of the 29th of September 2014 in New York. Beginning fall 2015, undergraduate students from all across the US will come to UWICE for a semester (3-months) to study Himalayan Ecology and Livelihoods. The MoU was signed by Jim Cramer, the President of the SFS and Nawang Norbu, Director of UWICE.