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  • Updated zero draft of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework

     


    https://www.cbd.int/article/zero-draft-update-august-2020
  • 3 Steps to Scaling Up Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Adaptation
    https://www.wri.org/blog/2020/05/3-steps-scaling-nature-based-solutions-climate-adaptation?fbclid=IwAR0CGC0HY1dQ3wN_2TthTUljauw3z0Kst3eTntbyctxm1JuJXOfK-yMjLL0
  • Announcing the call for nominations for the 2020 GEO Individual Excellence Awards
    http://earthobservations.org/geo_blog_obs.php?id=438&fbclid=IwAR3Pdiejp29v-yJ4FPqLISIkym33ETWzqRZf_AadqqPsZy3MYPNRC0WVGAo
  • Bhutan Observed World Environment Day 2020 on 5th June with launched of NES 2020

    National Environment Commission Secretriat Launched National Environment Strategy 2020- The Middle Path on World Environment Day 2020 on 5th June.

    To further conserve biodiversity and protect the environment, the National Environment Commission Secretariat (NECS) launched the new National Environment Strategy 2020, the middle path, coinciding with the Birthday of the Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen and World Environment Day in Bhutan.

    First documented in 1998, the National Environment Strategy is the mother strategy for environmental conservation and protection.The strategy will guide all the sectors in prioritizing their plans and programmes within the ambit of environmental concerns. The environmental strategy is the most important strategy which will guide environmental conservation giving equal importance to social, cultural and economic development.documented in 1998, the National Environment Strategy is the mother strategy for environmental conservation and protection.The strategy will guide all the sectors in prioritizing their plans and programmes within the ambit of environmental concerns. The environmental strategy is the most important strategy which will guide environmental conservation giving equal importance to social, cultural and economic development.


    NECS, Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Bhutan Observed World Environment Day 2020 on 5th June with launched of NES 2020

    National Environment Commission Secretriat Launched National Environment Strategy 2020- The Middle Path on World Environment Day 2020 on 5th June.

    To further conserve biodiversity and protect the environment, the National Environment Commission Secretariat (NECS) launched the new National Environment Strategy 2020, the middle path, coinciding with the Birthday of the Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen and World Environment Day in Bhutan.

    First documented in 1998, the National Environment Strategy is the mother strategy for environmental conservation and protection.The strategy will guide all the sectors in prioritizing their plans and programmes within the ambit of environmental concerns. The environmental strategy is the most important strategy which will guide environmental conservation giving equal importance to social, cultural and economic development.documented in 1998, the National Environment Strategy is the mother strategy for environmental conservation and protection.The strategy will guide all the sectors in prioritizing their plans and programmes within the ambit of environmental concerns. The environmental strategy is the most important strategy which will guide environmental conservation giving equal importance to social, cultural and economic development.


    National Environment Commission Secretariat
  • Bhutan observed International Biodiversity Day

     

    Fig. Top Photographs from the Contest

    International Biodiversity Day 2020 was commemorated through its first ever online-only Photo Contest on Bhutan's Biodiversity in Collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP Bhutan).

     

    Fig. Winners from different catogories during Award Ceremony



    NECS, Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Bhutan observes international biodiversity day May 23, 2020

    This is how Bhutan celebrated the international biodiversity day (IBD) due to the Covid-19  pandemic- through an online photo contest yesterday.

    This year’s theme emphasises on hope, solidarity, and the importance of working together at all levels to build a future of life in harmony with nature.

    About 111 participants submitted 266 photos under various categories like wildlife, abstract, habitat, and nature-based solutions to the National Environment Commission (NEC). Most of the participants were tour guides, forest rangers, and college students.

    There were exciting entries from young and amateur participants encouraging conservation through nature photography among youth.

    The Contest was initiatived by NEC in collaboration with UNDP-Bhutan, and is expected to increase awareness and understanding of biodiversity issues and enhance appreciation towards biodiversity in the country facing an increasing number of threats.


    https://kuenselonline.com/bhutan-observes-international-biodiversity-day/
  • Can Bhutan Maintain 60% Of Its Land Under Forest Cover?

    http://www.businessbhutan.bt/2020/03/10/can-bhutan-maintain-60-of-its-land-under-forest-cover/


    http://www.businessbhutan.bt/2020/03/10/can-bhutan-maintain-60-of-its-land-under-forest-cover/
  • Discovering Colombo's rare fauna and Flora

    Colombo’s flora and fauna are among the most impressive in the world. It is the second-most biodiverse country after Brazil. It also has more bird species — 1,958 at latest count — than any other country.

    BBC journalist Frank Gardner went to discover this  nature’s treasure and shared some of his photos.

    See them here. ⬇️



    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-52948635?fbclid=IwAR2MvxsoRFYRijc8pBkz4DXJF22-eJhF3gQoy5helw6sSsCr-tyS62L-n1E
  • First Two Ramsar Sites of Bhutan
    http://www.ramsar.org/cda/es/ramsar-documents-list-bhutan-two/main/ramsar/1-31-218%5E25935_4000_0__
  • Former IUCN Species Survival Commission Chair wins top environmental prize

    Dr Simon Stuart, former Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission and a central figure of IUCN’s species conservation work for over three decades, has been awarded the prestigious Blue Planet Prize by the Asahi Glass Foundation. 


    https://www.iucn.org/news/secretariat/202006/former-iucn-species-survival-commission-chair-wins-top-environmental-prize
  • Launch of the Bioland Tool for National Clearing-House Mechanism websites

    Launch of the Bioland Tool for National Clearing-House Mechanism websites


    https://www.cbd.int/doc/notifications/2019/ntf-2019-112-chm-en.pdf
  • Microsoft ramps up biodiversity efforts through new 'Planetary Computer' initiative

    Microsoft ramps up biodiversity efforts through new 'Planetary Computer' initiative

    The 'second step' for the company's sustainability efforts for 2020 focuses on preserving and protecting the biodiversity and health of the world's ecosystems.


    https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-ramps-up-biodiversity-efforts-through-new-planetary-computer-initiative/
  • NECS launches National Environment Strategy 2020- The Middle Path

    To further conserve biodiversity and protect the environment, the National Environment Commission Secretariat (NECS) launched the new National Environment Strategy 2020, the middle path, coinciding with the Birthday of the Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen and World Environment Day in Bhutan.

    First documented in 1998, the National Environment Strategy is the mother strategy for environmental conservation and protection.


    http://www.bbs.bt/news/?p=133073
  • No delay when it comes to protecting Biodiversity

    "The reality is that biodiversity creates the air you breathe, the water you drink and the food you eat."

    The protection of #biodiversity is a shared responsibility. It cannot be done alone. We all have a role in being part of the solution.


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  • Scientist say we need to save parasites before we lose them forever
    https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-want-you-to-stop-hating-on-parasites-and-they-ve-got-a-12-step-plan-to-help?fbclid=IwAR19gDdphnj-rNxT8iCKIhNefw3npLuGCV8IZQqeuZ5gQ2JOX0AdpOIGw8Y
  • Sensitization meeting on Clearing-House Mechanism for the Convention on Biological Diversity

    Biodiveresity and Land-use Division under National Environment Commission Secretariat conducted a daylong sensitization meeting on CHM with new Environment Officers and Biodiversity Officers in Punakha on 18th June, 2019.

     

    The meeting is being conducted to;

                     1. Sensitize on CHM and CBD.  

                     2. To update and report on the status of National Biodiversity Strategic Action Plan implementation.

     

     

     

    The Participants were introduced to CHM and CBD and were presented on National Biodiversity Strategic ActionPlan. To familarize more on Biodiversity in the country, they were also presented on Bhutan Biodiversity Statistic and few video related to biodiversity were shown. The meeting also includes Group Work where they Work  and discussed on mainstreaming biodiveresity into Environment assessment Process and their discussion were presented to all the particpants. The meeting was attented by more than more than 17 participants and was chaired by Environmental Specialist.


    College of Natural Resources Conference hall
  • The White-bellied Heron annual population survey 2020 recorded 27 of these critically endangered birds, in the country this year.

    The White-bellied Heron annual population survey 2020 recorded 27 of these critically endangered birds, in the country this year. An increase of two compared to last year. This increase, however, is not very significant according to the Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN).


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  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Celebrating the variety of life on earth

    Travel to the heart of ocean and deep into the forest to explore the abundance of #biodiversity!

    Each year, the Natural History Museum, London celebrates the variety and beauty of #nature with its Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest.

    Get a glimpse of some of the stunning images collected through with this digital gallery.


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  • Workshop on Bhutan Biosafety Clearing House underway in Paro

    3-5 March, Paro: A training workshop on ‘National biosafety repository tools’ is underway in Paro. The training is aimed to obtain the information and access to global biosafety information repositories such as Biosafety Clearing House (BCH), FAO GM Foods platform and OECD Biotrack tool. It will help to find/locate relevant information in the context of Bhutan using the case studies through group sessions and global biosafety information repositories. It will further help to obtain step-by-step instructions on how to register national information on the national BCH tool and BCH central portal.


    http://www.moaf.gov.bt/workshop-on-bhutan-biosafety-clearing-house-underway-in-paro/