Chi Nor Zom Bu Ling – One Earth for All


Congress Sponsors

The Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment under the Department of Forests and Park Services (Ministry of Agriculture and Forests), in partnership with the International Society of Ethnobiology (ISE), is pleased to host the 14th ISE Congress in Lamai Gompa, Bumthang, Bhutan.

To help focus and guide dialogue and exchanges at the Congress, the broad themes of the Congress - regenerating biocultural ecosystem resilience and transmission of traditional knowledge - have been selected for their global significance as well as their importance for local community members.

The Congress is intended to be highly interactive and participatory and to foster a commitment by participants to building understanding and trust. There will be a wide range of formats for people to share their knowledge, ideas and experiences, ranging from talking circles, to film viewings and discussions, cultural performances, field trips, oral presentations and poster sessions.

Congress Registration for Bhutanese participants is still open!

Contact Information

For questions specific to the ISE Congress, please email

For questions more generally about the ISE, please email the Managing Director at

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