National Biodiversity Centre is conducting a three day training workshop on botanical surveys of endemic, rare and threatened plant species from 23rd to 25th December 2019 at City Hotel Thimphu. The participants are mostly from the Protected Areas and some from Territorial Divisions under the Department of Forest and Park Services, Department of Traditional Medicines Services, interns from College of Nature Resources and National Biodiversity Centre.
The training workshop includes survey methodologies, sampling designs, data collections, data analysis using ecological software – PCORD for endemic, rare and threatened plant species. Also, the participants will be introduced to ABS – Access and Benefit Sharing Regimes in the country which is very important to consider during botanical survey conduction. The other talks such as concept on rarity, Red List assessment, herbarium techniques, use of mobile, citizen science and GIS in data collections and analysis which are keys to botanical surveys will also be included.
The training workshop is conducted with the support from the Bhutan for Life Project with the Centre.