Training Workshops on “Biodiversity, Biopiracy and its relevance in Tourism”.

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The first series of the two-day Training Workshops on “Biodiversity, Biopiracy and its relevance in Tourism” for the tour guides completed successfully today with the awarding of certificates to the participants
The first series of the two-day Training Workshops on “Biodiversity, Biopiracy and its relevance in Tourism” for the tour guides completed successfully today with the awarding of certificates to the participants. Around 27 tour guides participated the training. The closing ceremony was graced by the Director General Dorji Dhradhul of Department of Tourism (erstwhile Tourism Council of Bhutan) with a presentation on Brand Bhutan and Bhutan Believe.
The main objective of the training workshop is to create awareness on importance of biodiversity conservation and biopiracy and its relevance to tourism to guides as they are the ambassadors of the country for the tourism sector. Further the workshop aimed to garner their support and cooperation in biodiversity conservation and mitigation of biopiracy and misappropriation.
The second series of the workshop will be conducted from 9-10 November 2022 followed by the training workshops at Samdrup Jongkhar, Gelephu, Phuentsholing and the Paro International Airport to the relevant stakeholders especially front-Liners involved in tourism sector. This training is organized by NBC in collaboration with the Department of Tourism (TCB) supported by the GEF-UNDP Bhutan as part of Ecotourism project of mainstreaming biodiversity conservation into tourism sector in Bhutan.