A two-day training on Butterfly and Moth survey and identification was organized for the field staff of Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary (BWS) and nearby Range staff of Trashigang Forest Division on 24th and 25th of March, 2021. The event was conducted at BWS headquarter in Trashiyangtse. Butterfly enthusiast, Karma Wangdi and two other colleagues from UWICER imparted the basic knowledge on Butterfly, including a practical exercise on sample collection and mounting in the field. The team also presented and discussed survey methodologies for the upcoming field survey to explore on the host plants used by the national butterfly Bhutanitis ludlowi, general butterfly and moth diversity within BWS. The training has been funded by the Bhutan for Life project.
The results of the survey will be used for feeding information for the ongoing revision of BWS, which is to be inscribed as a Natural Heritage site on the UNESCO heritage list.