National Biodiversity Centre conducted the Bhutan Biodiversity Portal Awareness campaign at various schools in the eastern region of the country. The campaign is supported by GEF-LDCF (NAPA III) Project coordinated by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) through the support of UNDP – Bhutan.
The Centre commenced its first Bhutan Biodiversity Portal awareness campaign in Autsho Central School, located at Lhuentse Dzongkhag on 28th April 2023 followed by an awareness campaign at Tashitse Higher Secondary School, Trashigang on 1st May 2023 and at Baylling Central School and Trashiyangtse Primary School in Trashiyangtse District on 4th and 5th May 2023 respectively.
Bhutan Biodiversity Portal awareness campaign at Autsho Central School, Lhuentse
Bhutan Biodiversity Portal is a unique repository of information on Bhutan’s biodiversity enhancing citizen science or participation in Biodiversity Conservation and information generation. The Portal provides open and free access to biodiversity information. Over the years, the Portal has undergone a series of upgrades in addition to some of the user-friendly features. However, there is a lack of awareness of the Bhutan Biodiversity Portal, let alone its upgrades and the new features additions.
Bhutan Biodiversity Portal awareness campaign at Tashitse Higher Secondary School, Trashigang
The awareness campaigns were attended by students of various grades ranging from primary-grade students to higher-grade students including Nature Club members and Scouts. Students were advocated on the paramount importance the Bhutan Biodiversity Portal plays in biodiversity conservation. The students were also quizzed on the Bhutan Biodiversity to instill valuable knowledge in their young minds.
Bhutan Biodiversity Portal awareness campaign at Baylling Central School, Trashiyangtse
Bhutan Biodiversity Portal awareness campaign at Trashiyangtse Primary School, Trashiyangtse