Behavioural Adaptations to Flight into Thin Air

A new research article on “Behavioural adaptations to flight into thin air” authored by Sherub, chief research officer of UWICE has been published in Biology Letters. [Read More...]

Khaki Silverline Butterfly: A New Record for Bhutan

With the addition of Khaki Silverline (Cigaritis rukmini), total number of butterfly species recorded in Bhutan is 728. Mr. Kado Rinchen, a senior forester of Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park spotted the butterfly on 1st October, 2016 at Tongtophey, Trongsa. Mr. Karma Wangdi, a research assistant of the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment has confirmed it as a new record for Bhutan in the family of Lycaenidae (Blues). According to Karma Wangdi, with the addition of this new record, Bhutan now has 174 species of Lycaenidae. [Read More...]

MoAF Secretary visits UWICE

The Honorable Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Dasho Rinzin Dorji, visited the Institute on 25th October, 2016. [Read More...]

Siberian Rubythroat (Luscinia calliope) at Lamai Goempa.

On 6th October 2016, Siberian Rubythroat was caught in the mist-net in UWICE campus. It is winter visitor and a passage migrant to Bhutan known to reside at an elevation ranging from 245 – 350 masl. Although not a new record to Bhutan, the researchers were happy to sight this bird at an elevation of 2900 masl. Siberian Rubythroat is categorized in IUCN as least concern species due to its large home range. [Read More...]