Temminck’s Tragopan in Bhutan

Kuenselonline: As birdwatching gains popularity among Bhutanese, new birds are being recorded every few months, and the latest being the Temminck’s tragopan (Tragopan temminckii). Considered one of the most beautiful pheasants in the world by many, Temminck’s tragopan was recorded from Larjab in Lauri gewog of Samdrupjongkhar. A forester of Jomotsangkha Wildlife Sanctuary (JWS), Tashi, sighted the Temminck’s tragopan in a photograph captured by a camera trap during the national tiger survey in 2014. [Read More...]

15th General Staff Meeting Convened at UWICE

The 15th General Staff Meeting of the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWICE) was organized for three days at Lamai Goempa, Bumthang (29th June to 1st July 2016). It is the first meeting organized after the executive order with regards to merger of RDC-Yusipang and RDC-Darla with UWICE. [Read More...]

Visit From University of California

Karen Beardsley (PhD), Fulbright Professor, James H. Thorne (PhD), Research Scientist and Mary T. Burke, Director of Conservation and Environmental Leadership from Universiy of California, Davis visited the Institute on 17th June, 2016. Discussion were held for a possible Environmental Leadership Program to be delivered jointly by UWICE and UC, Davis. The team also visited Forestry Expo and Ethnobiolgy Museum at the Institute. [Read More...]

MPIO & UWICE Signs MoU : Donates Collars

On 29th May 2016, the Directors of the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology and Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment signed the second MoU extending their research collaboration for next five years. The day was marked with donation of 15 gps and acceleration sensor collars.These collars will be deployed to study trans-humane and livestock movements. [Read More...]