Training Workshop on Freshwater Biotaxa Taxonomy

CNR, Lobesa May 26, 2017: A week-long training workshop (22 to 26 May 2017) on Freshwater Biotaxa Taxonomy at the College of Natural Resources (CNR), Lobesa in Punakha has successfully concluded today with awarding certificates at the college (26 May 2017). The training was organized by CNR in collaboration with WWF Bhutan and IUCN SSC Freshwater Fish Specialist Group. The training was attended by 11 teaching and research staff of CNR, 10 research staff from various organizations across Bhutan working on freshwater biodiversity issues, and 9 undergraduate students from the CNR, Lobesa.
The resource people of the training were the specialists; Sandeep Das, A Bijukumar, Rajeev Raghavan, and Anvar Ali from Kerala Forest Research Institute (Thrissur), University of Kerala (Trivandrum), Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies, Kochi, India, respectively.
The aims and objectives of the training were to familiarize on the importance of taxonomy as a critical aspect of freshwater biodiversity conservation. The training on Freshwater Biotaxa was the effort to improve understanding of the basic concepts and principles of taxonomy by providing training on the best guidelines for freshwater biodiversity exploration. It was also aimed to build the necessary skills and knowledge to identify important freshwater groups and assist in the identification of fishes, amphibians, and crab fauna of Bhutan.  The training covered lectures, demonstration and hands-on experience in taxonomic skills with experts during the field excursion.
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