Biodiversity News

Memorandum of Understanding

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

6th June 2019: An Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) agreement on biodiscovery research was signed between the Program Director, National Biodiversity Centre and the President,  Korean Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB), South Korea. The agreement‘s main objective is to utilize biological resources of Bhutan in a sustainable manner and to accrue benefits arising […]

International Biodiversity Day observed at Buli, Zhemgang

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

The International Biodiversity Day was observed on 22nd May at Buli Central School, Zhemgang. The main objective of observing the day was to create awareness on the importance of biodiversity conservation and to recognize the important role of farmers as custodians of our agrobiodiversity. The day included a seed fair by farmers, an exhibition and […]

International Biodiversity Day

Monday, May 20th, 2019

2019 International Biodiversity Day will be held at Buli, Zhemgang.

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 […]