UWICE is currently hosting 18 students from the University of New England (UNE), Australia who are on a two-week long field excursion in Bhutan from the 16th - 29th of November. This represents the first ever contingent of UNE students involved in an intensive field-based programme in this country as a result of an historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between UWICE and UNE in December 2013. The MOU covered collaboration in teaching, research and, cross-institutional staff development which paved the way for this inaugural venture.
More than 50 participants including wildlife managers, research scientist and practitioners from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Canada, India, Nepal, Portugal and the United States are attending a week-long regional wildlife symposium at the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment, Lamai Goempa, Bumthang.
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.