Biodiversity News

Sharing of benefits to the local community under the access and benefit-sharing framework

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

31st March 2019: The benefit-sharing ceremony between the Menjong Sorig Pharmaceuticals Corporation Limited (MSPCL), a State Owned Enterprise and the Namther Menrig Tshogpa, a community-based group in Langthel Gewog under Trongsa Dzongkhag was held on 31st March 2019 at Langthel Gewog in presence of the National Biodiversity Centre (NBC), MoAF, a national focal agency for […]

National Training Workshop on Evolutionary Plant Breeding 11-18 February 2019

Friday, February 15th, 2019

A week long training workshop on Evolutionary Plant Breeding for the National Project Stakeholders is underway at Gelephu. The on-farm conservation Project on Evolutionary Plant Breeding “Use of genetic diversity and Evolutionary Plant Breeding for enhanced farmer resilience to climate change, sustainable crop productivity, and nutrition under rain-fed conditions” is supported by IFAD through Biodiversity […]

Internship at NBC

Monday, January 21st, 2019

18th January, 2019: Eight students from Sherubtse College undergoing BSc. Life Sciences studies ended their month long internship at the National Biodiversity Centre today, being the first batch from a group of 19 interns, currently undergoing internship at the National Biodiversity Centre. The interns were placed with the National Herbarium program and the Biodiversity Information […]

NBC receives ICT for Mountain Development Award 2018

Friday, December 14th, 2018

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) announced the winners of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for Mountain Development Award 2018 on the occasion of International Mountain Day on 11 December 2018 to honour achievements in ICT-enabled innovations and practices that promote environmental sustainability and mountain development in the Hindu Kush Himalaya. This […]

News on the registration of trademark ‘Zhinor’ by NBC, MoAF

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

The National Biodiversity Centre (NBC), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests has successfully registered the trademark ‘Zhinor’ with the Department of Intellectual Property, Ministry of Economic Affairs for its nature based products. The term ‘Zhinor’ was coined from the Dzongkha word “zhidey-gi-norbu” which means, a precious jewel for peacefulness. This trademark will be used for marketing […]