The first 'Young Scientist' Program at the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWICE) started with debriefing to the participants today. Fifteen students from five different schools in Bumthang attended the program.
The second series of 'Measuring and Monitoring Mountain Biodiversity' training on Birds was successfully conducted by the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWICE), LamaiGoempa, Bumthang. The training was conducted at Royal Manas National Park (RMNP), Gelephu, from 1st to 13th December 2014, by experts from UWICE.
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.