The second batch of “Nature Guiding & Ecotourism course” which began on 3rd March 2016 concluded with the awarding of certificates at the institute on 29th April 2016. The certificate awarding ceremony was graced by Mr. Tshering Tempa, Officiating Director and attended by the faculty and other staff members. Officiating Director, on his keynote address, advised the graduates to make best use of the knowledge and skills they gained through this course in conserving Bhutan’s natural resources and in nature guiding & ecotourism... [Read more]
A lone White-Bellied Heron (Ardea insignis) was sighted for the first time from Jamkhardrang near Gomkora under Tashiyangtse Dzongkhag by the second batch of Nature Guide and Eco-tourism trainees at UWICE during their field excursion on 18th April 2016. It is now another new habitat for the Globally threatened bird in Bhutan. Ap Langa from Jamkhar said "I saw this bird only since last year" and there are also some records of sighting the bird from Sherichhu in Mongar by the villagers... [Read more]
Status Assessments are important to see whether significant data gaps exist for efficient and effective conservation of species. A paper has just been published by UWICE researcher Tashi Dhendup in an attempt to assess the status of Asiatic Golden Cat (Catopuma temminckii) in Bhutan and the need for further studies.
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A 10 day international statistical training titled “Boot Camp on Wildlife Study Design and Data Analysis” will be delivered from 12th to 23rd September 2016 at UWICE in Bumthang. A total of 20 seats are available for the training. 10 will be reserved for Bhutanese nationals and the remaining 10 for international participants. International participants will have to reach Thimphu by 10th September. A shuttle will be provided from then on... [Read more]
A Week long training on High Altitude and Wilderness First Aid is underway at UWICE from 17th to 23rd April, 2016. The Training is targeted to equip field personal from the Department of Forests and Park Services (DoFPS) who are engaged in monitoring and patrolling of high altitude areas in case of medical emergency... [Read more]