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  • Talk on “Mollusk diversity of Bhutan”

    The National Biodiversity Center (NBC) is pleased to invite interested audience to attend the upcoming talk on “Mollusk diversity of Bhutan” by a Mollusk Expert, Professor Edmund Gittenberger of Naturalis Biodiversity Centre, Netherlands.

    The talk will touch upon the diversity, distribution, endemism and morphology of common snails of Bhutan. It is part of the ongoing project on documentation of selected taxa of invertebrates of Bhutan, funded by Bhutan Trust Fund for Environment Conservation (BTFEC) and implemented by NBC.

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  • Vacancy Announcement

    The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests is pleased to announce the following posts for recruitment on contract for a period of two years:

    S/No.Position TitlePosition LevelQualificationNo. of postJob location
    1Biodiversity OfficerP4 AB.Sc. Forestry1NBC, Serbithang
    2Biodiversity SupervisorS2 ADiploma in Forestry1NBC, Serbithang
    3GardenerESPNil1NBC, Serbithang

    Interested eligible candidates are requested to submit their application along with CV to the Chief HR Officer, Human Resource Division on or before 6th April, 2016. For details of Qualification, experience and ToR, please log into www.moaf.gov.bt.

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  • World Forestry Day 21st March 2016

    The World Forestry Day with theme on “how do forest contribute to our water needs” will be celebrated on World Water Day 2016 on 22nd March 2016 jointly by Department of Forests & Park Services (DoFPS) and National Environment Commission at Samtengang Central School, Wangdue Phodrang. To mark the occasion, DoFPS will be launching Integrated Watershed Management Plan for Baychhu Watershed under Wangdue Dzongkhag. The plan document is developed in an integrated and collaborative manner involving all relevant entities at the watershed level. The approach will be gradually scaled up to cover other degraded watersheds in the entire country based on environmentally sustainable, economically efficient, and socio-culturally equitable and acceptable code of practices. The approach adopted in developing the plan will help in the implementation of National Integrated Water Resource Management Plan (NIWRMP) 2016 developed by NEC.

    To commemorate the World Forestry Day, a TV Spot on Watershed Management will also be aired on BBS channel in the evening of March 22, 2016.

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  • Saturday 19 March: Please turn lights off during Earth Hour- 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM

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    Today, March 19 2016, we join millions of people in major cities all around the world to mark Earth Hour- a global annual event where individuals, communities and businesses turn off their non-essential lights for one hour at 8:30 pm local time as a symbol of their commitment to the planet.

    The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) initiated Earth Hour in 2007 as a way of engaging a broad section of society in the environmental issues challenging citizens across the world. More than 7,000 cities are expected to participate.

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