A team from Green Public Procurement (GPP) visited the Institute

The team from Green Public Procurement (GPP), lead by the project Director, Mr. Yeshey Penjor, visited the Institute on 24th August 2016. A half-day interactive session was organized for UWICE staff to familiarize GPP practices in Bhutan. The team presented on GPP objectives, activities, importance and challenges. As cross-sectorial strategy, GPP emphasized the need for collaboration from various stakeholders in fulfilling its objectives. GPP prime objective is to create a platform to advocate both the buyers and suppliers about GPP and its social, economic and environmental benefits. [Read More...]

Entomologists from Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Netherlands visited UWICE

A group of entomologists led by professor Wein Klein from the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in the Netherlands visited the Institute on 16th August 2016. While at the Institute they gave a presentation on digger wasps and moths of Bhutan. [Read More...]

Honourable Sonam Lyonpo Visited the Institute

On 12th August, 2016,  Honourable Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Minister for Ministry of Agriculture and Forests visited the Institute. The Minister held discussions on the progress and future of the Institute with the Director and staff of the Institute. His Excellency visited the Wildlife Exhibition CornerForest Expo and Library of the Institute. [Read More...]

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...]