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Press Release: SFS Spring Program started

2020 spring semester of the School for Field Studies (SFS)- Bhutan Program has been started from January 27 with 24 undergraduate students from various colleges/universities of the US. The SFS-Bhutan is a joint program hosted by three organizations– the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research (UWICER) of the Department of Forests and Park […]

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Impact Story: small investment towards energy efficiency reaps substantial benefit

The Bhutan Ecological Society (BES) implemented the project “Climate Adaptation Through Energy Conservation: Merak Primary School” in 2017 with the financial support from the Bhutan Foundation. The project carried out electrical retrofitting of the classrooms and structural maintenance to make it energy-efficient and shield children from the harsh climatic condition. Eventually, it’s astonishing and motivating […]

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The documentary “Artifishal” screened in Thimphu

The Bhutan Ecological Society in collaboration with the Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) and the financial support from the Bhutan Foundation screened a documentary entitled “Artifishal” on 20th September in Thimphu. The film, directed by Josh “Bones” Murphy and produced by Yvon Chouinard, scrutinizes the pernicious impinge of hatcheries and fish farms. The […]

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The School for Field Studies (SFS) 2019 Fall Semester Program Begins

A group of 23 undergraduate students from different universities/colleges of the United States of America (USA) are in Bhutan to attend a 3 month Fall Semester Program on Himalayan Environment and Society in Transition that started from September 2, 2019. The Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research (UWICER), Department of Forests and Park […]

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“Fruits for all” Initiative Implemented in Wangdue

The Bhutan Ecological Society (BES) supported 26 schools and the Technical Training Institute, Samthang in Wangdue with about 506 saplings of fruit trees (Mango, Guava, Avocado, Lemon, Pomegranate, papaya, Litchi, Japanese Pear etc.) to commemorate the Social Forestry Day, 2019 (2nd June). The plantation program targeted unused spaces in and around the Bajo Town including […]

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A report on Enabling an Energy Efficient Built Environment in Bhutan is released

“The building sector alone in Bhutan accounted for almost 42% of domestic electricity consumption in 2014. However, globally, buildings and construction together consume close to 36% of all energy use and generate nearly 39% of all energy-related GHG emissions”. An insightful report on Enabling an Energy Efficient Built Environment in Bhutan is released and available […]

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“Fruits for all” Initiative Launched in Thimphu

The Bhutan Ecological Society (BES) has launched the project entitled ‘Fruits for all’ on 11th February 2019 at the Ecological Park in Changangkha, Thimphu. The initiative was inaugurated by Dasho Kinlay Dorjee, Thimphu Thrompon. Green spaces within urban Bhutan remain underutilised and devoid of functional value and character. To remedy this, BES proposed to plant fruit […]

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The School for Field Studies (SFS) Spring Semester Program Begun

A three-month Spring Semester Program on Himalayan Environment and Society in Transition begun from yesterday (January 28, 2019) with a group of 22 undergraduate students from different universities/colleges from the United States of America (USA). The Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research (UWICER), Bumthang, the Bhutan Ecological Society (BES), Thimphu, and the SFS […]

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Fifth Jigme Singye Wangchuck Outstanding Environmental Stewardship Award

Bhutan is increasingly regarded as a Champion of Environmental Protection. Under the farsighted leadership of His Majesty the Fourth King, Bhutan has crafted a visionary constitution which accords the protection of our environment the highest priority.  To honour the legacy of His Majesty, the Jigme Singye Wangchuck Award for Outstanding Environmental Stewardship is conferred once […]

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Fifth Annual Research Symposium and Environmental Fair

The Bhutan Ecological Society (BES) successfully hosted its 5th Annual Research Symposium on 2-3 December in Thimphu, Bhutan. The symposium drew researchers from universities, government agencies, CSO’s and schools. Her Royal Highness Ashi Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck, the Royal Petron of BES opened the program with a keynote address emphasizing the importance of being connected to […]

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Climate Adaptation Through Energy Conservation: Merak Primary School

For the last one year, the Bhutan Ecological Society has been working on enhancing climate adaptability of Highland Schools through energy intervention in Merak. The project was funded by the Karuna and Bhutan Foundation. For further information,  http://www.kuenselonline.com/merak-ps-gets-warmer-classrooms/?fbclid=IwAR1pe6zCU4H4LKPket7BtAt5-KA9wZXV8__uTCA7Bcp5OLtvgPLDmHXOsSM  

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The Bhutan Ecological Society will be hosting its 5th Annual Research Symposium & Environmental Fair on 2–3 December 2018 at the Department of Youth and Sports Centre, in Thimphu. The event will gather national and international researchers, academicians, changemakers, students and practitioners at a single stage, featuring a wide range of events which includes prompt […]

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The School for Field Studies (SFS) Fall Semester Program Begins

A group of 24 undergraduate students from 17 different universities/colleges from the United States of America (USA) arrived in Bhutan today (27 August 2018) to attend a 3 month Fall Semester Program on Himalayan Environment and Society in Transition. The Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research (UWICER), the Bhutan Ecological Society (BES), and […]

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BES completes independent review of CA|TS sites in Bhutan

The Conservation Assured Tiger Standards (CA|TS) is an accreditation scheme that encourages tiger conservation areas to meet a set of standards and criteria, created by an international group of experts and protected area managers that assures effective and long-term tiger conservation. CA|TS is a partnership between governments, NGOs and tiger conservation areas to define and […]

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Memorandum of Understanding was signed with UWICER and SFS

Her Royal Highness Princess Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck, the royal patron of BES graced the tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU) signing between the Bhutan Ecological Society (BES), Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research (UWICER), and the School for Field Studies (SFS), a non-profit NGO based in US, yesterday, 11th of December 2017 at Hotel […]

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Fourth Annual Research Symposium

The Bhutan Ecological Society (BES) successfully hosted its Fourth Annual Research Symposium on 3-4 December in Thimphu, Bhutan. The symposium drew researchers from universities, government agencies, CSO’s and school. Honourable Dasho Paljor J Dorji, the President of society opened the program with welcome speech emphasizing the importance of economic growth hand-in-hand with protecting the intact […]

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Bhutan Foundation supports an Energy and Climate Adaptation Project for High Altitude Schools

The Grant Agreement for the project “Energy and Climate Adaptation for High Altitude Schools of Bhutan” was signed between Bhutan Ecological Society (BES) and Bhutan Foundation on the 31st of August 2017. A total grant money of USD 48,500 was provided by the Karuna Foundation in the US. The grant will be used to supply energy […]

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SFS-Bhutan Fall Program 2017 begins at Paro

A group of 25 American undergraduate students from 20 different universities/colleges of the United States of America (USA) arrived in Bhutan on August 28, 2017. The students will undergo a 3 month’s fall semester program in Bhutan on Himalayan Environment and Society in Transition. They undertake three courses: i) Political and Socioeconomic Dimensions of Environment; […]

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Third Annual Research Symposium and Environmental Fair – 2015

The Bhutan Ecological Society (BES) successfully hosted its Third Annual Research Symposium & Environmental Fair on 27-29 August in Thimphu, Bhutan. The 3-day education and outreach programe drew large crowds and great public interest, thanks to the support and active participation of Thimphu schools and 21 organizations including universities, government agencies, green businesses and CSOs. […]