Biodiversity News

Farmers’ Field Day on Bhutan’s Traditional Maize Phenotypic Diversity Norzinthang, Trashigang, 3rd August 2018

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Organizers: SSSA University, NBC, ARDC Wengkhar, ARDCSS Khangma, FMCL Norzinthang In the face of the emerging challenge of climate change and in the quest to understand the traditional maize diversity of Bhutan, the National Biodiversity Centre (NBC) and the Scuola Superiore Sant Anna University in Italy, in collaboration with the Agriculture and Research Development Centre […]

Busy Butterfly BioBlitz winners

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

During the month of June 2018, the Bhutan Biodiversity Portal teamed up with WWF Bhutan to run the Busy Butterfly BioBlitz. The results were spectacular: 1130 observations (compared with 401 during the same period last year). 476 butterfly observations submitted. The judges delighted in reviewing all your beautiful butterfly photographs. A special congratulations to Mr. Kado Rinchen […]

Bhutan Biodiversity Portal Workshops Conducted at Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary and Sherubtse College

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

The Bhutan Biodiversity Portal ( has been gaining popularity among the biodiversity enthusiast and nature lovers nationally and internationally. The observations (photos, videos, documents, & audios) has increased drastically since its launch in December 2013. Currently, the observations stands at more than 59,000 observations, more than 130 documents related to biodiversity and more than 1,500 […]

NBC analyses the genetic diversity and population structure of three traditional horse breeds of Bhutan based on 29 DNA microsatellite markers

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

For landlocked Bhutan characterized by rugged terrain and harsh climatic conditions, the highly adapted traditional horse breeds played an unfailing role in country’s trade during the pre-modernization era. It continues to play an important role in many parts of the country where motorable road has not yet reached. However, the horse population in the country […]

National Seminar on the Sharing of Experience on the Implementation of the ABS regime in Bhutan

Monday, June 11th, 2018

8th June, 2018: The National Biodiversity Center (NBC) along with the NPIF project implementing partners, Menjong Sorig Pharmaceutical Corporation Limited (MSPCL) and Bio Bhutan organized a daylong seminar on “sharing of experiences on the implementation of the Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) regime in Bhutan” at Norkhil Boutique Hotel and Spa, Thimphu. The seminar was […]