Sapha Sikam available at B-Coop shops

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Sapha Nyamsung Tshogpa in Gomdar is one of the two groups involved in conservation of Sapha– a traditional breed of pig in the country. The group is initiating the development of niche products from Sapha for sustainability. The ‘Sapha Sikam’ is the first product of the group under pilot marketing. A limited edition of Sapha Sikam is available at B-Coop shops at Chubachu. Please buy, taste and feel the difference.  sikam

Notice Inviting Tender

Friday, January 15th, 2016

The National Biodiversity Centre, Serbithang, would like to invite sealed bids from the eligible supplier for the supply of Lab Equipment’s for the Centre.

The tender document can be purchased from Adm’s Office from 15/01/2016 to 01/02/2016 during office hours.

The submission date of the tender is on 02/02/2016 at/before 11am and will be opened on the same day at 11:30am.

For details contact: 351218.

General Process for Access & Benefit Sharing (ABS)

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

NPIF-Success stories 1_Zedokha Village

Notice Inviting Tender

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

The National Biodiversity Centre, Serbithang, would like to invite sealed bids from an eligible contractors for the Construction of poultry bird runway, maintenance of piggery building and fixing of aluminium door and window shutter for laboratory.

The tender document can be purchased from Adm’s Office from 14/01/2016 to 01/02/2016 during office hours.

The submission date of the tender is on 02/02/2016 at/before 11am and will be opened on the same day at 11:30am.

For details contact: 351218.

Invitation of Rates

Monday, December 21st, 2015

The National Biodiversity Centre, Serbithang would like to invite rates from eligible firm having valid trade license for the supply of Quick Heal Antivirus and installation of Quick Heal Admin Console Antivirus.

The tender documents can be purchased from the adm’s section during the office hours from 21/12/2015 to 28/12/2015 on payment of Nu. 200/.

The last date for submission of tender is on 29/12/2015 on/before 11am and it will be opened on same day at 11.30am.

Tree Seed Conservation Techniques Training Workshop in Bhutan

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

A five- day training workshop on the Tree Seed Conservation Techniques which began on 7th December 2015 is underway at the National Biodiversity Centre, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Serbithang.

Some 20 participants from various agencies under DoFPS (Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park, NRED and Zhemgang Division), Tangsibjii Hydro Energy Limited, Mangde Chhu Hydro Project Authority, National Seed Centre and NBC are participating in the training workshop organized by the NBC with technical support from Millennium Seed Bank, Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew and funding support from Tangsibjii Hydro Energy Limited.

The main objective of this workshop is to provide hands-on training on Wild Seed collection and conservation techniques. It is also in preparation for the Wild Seed Conservation program through seed banking which NBC is embarking on in the 11th Five Year Plan.



National Red List Assessment Workshop on Endemic Plants of Bhutan

Monday, November 30th, 2015

A five-day National Red List Assessment Workshop on endemic plants of Bhutan was held at Paro. The workshop which began on 23rd November, 2015 was organized by the National Biodiversity Center Serbithang, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, in collaboration with IUCN and Biodiversity Network Japan. Some 18 participants representing the College of Natural Resource, Department of Forests and Park Services, Mangdechu Hydro Power Authority, Tangsibji Hydro Energy and National Biodiversity Center participated in the Red Listing Assessment Process with experts/facilitators from IUCN Red List Unit funded through the Toyota Environment Activities Grant Program, Japan.


The workshop was organized with the following objectives:

  • To review the information obtained through herbarium consultations, field surveys, endemic plant diversity database, expert consultations and literature reviews since January 2014 to November 2015.
  • To enter all the information into the IUCN global online database, the Species Information System.
  • To develop detailed plans for publishing the National Red List of Bhutan’s Endemic Plants

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is widely recognized as the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of plant and animal species.  It plays an increasingly prominent role in guiding conservation activities of governments, NGOs and scientific institutions. The goal of IUCN Red List is to provide information and analyses on the status, trends and threats to species in order to inform and catalyse actions for biodiversity conservation.

Through this workshop, 144 species of endemic plants of Bhutan was assessed to asigned global conservation status. And the red list publication will be made available in November 2016.



This National Red Listing of Bhutan’s endemic plants was the first initiative in the country coordinated by the National Biodiversity Center. However, the Department of Forest and Park Services, as the National Coordinator for the Bhutan Red List Partnership in the country will continue the process of Red Listing of prioritized flora and fauna of Bhutan.

Laboratory Training on Different methods of Natural Product Extraction Focused on TLC Technique

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Three days Laboratory Training on different methods of natural product extraction including bio-activity and biochemical analysis for different stakeholders was organized by the National Biodiversity Centre in collaboration with Nimura Genetic Solutions, Japan from 17th to 19th November, 2015 at NBC Bioprospecting Laboratory, Serbithang as part of the activity for the Nagoya Protocol Implementation fund (NPIF) Project.

The objective of the training was to build national capacity through technology transfer on different methods of extraction of natural products focused on Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) Technique. This is the first training of its kind and the knowledge gained by the participants from such training is hoped to enable them to work more effectively in the laboratory and also help them understand the importance of Biodiversity.

A total of 13 participants from BAFRA, RNR RDC- Yusipang, Bio Bhutan, Menjong Sorig Pharmaceuticals and NBC took part in the training. The training was conducted by Dr. Seiji Shibahara and Mr. Satoshi Nimura from Nimura Genetics Solutions, Japan.


Notice Inviting Tender

Friday, November 20th, 2015

The National Biodiversity Centre is pleased to invite rates from the interested national experts (taxonomists) to determine species of the backlog specimens at the National Herbarium, NBC for a period of 2-3 weeks (December 2015).

The tender documents can be purchased from the Centre from 20/11/2015 to 26/11/2015 during the office hours.

The last date of submission: 11:00 AM on 26/11/2015 and opening on the same day at 11:30 AM

For details contact Ms. Rinchen Yangzom at 17140447

Story of Lokchina Farmers about Traditional Knowledge Conservation

Monday, September 28th, 2015

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