Regional Wildlife Research Symposium

News | Posted on 2014-11-03

More than 50 participants including wildlife managers, research scientist and practitioners from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Canada,  India, Nepal, Portugal and the United States are attending a week-long regional wildlife symposium at the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment, Lamai Goempa, Bumthang.

Presentations will be delivered on a wide range of topics focusing on

  • Monitoring wildlife populations in the Himalayas
  • Non-invasive genetic sampling to monitor biodiversity
  • Non-invasive genetic sampling for tiger population estimation
  • Efficacy of camera trapping in felid research

The symposium will end with a two days training on camera trap data management for Bhutanese field staff. The South Asia Foundation (SAF) is supporting the program.