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  • Up scaling of Payment for Environmental Service Scheme in Tsirang Dzongkhag

    In Bhutan, a number of Payment for Environmental Service (PES) scheme types, currently functioning have the potential to be scaled up in other parts of the country taking into account, lessons and experiences generated today in the country. A comprehensive of these mechanisms will be valuable for scaling up, and could also be offered as models that could potentially, be replicated in the districts. This would contribute to responding to challenges, with synergizing rapid socio-economic development, with the Governments conservation efforts to uphold the constitutional mandate, of maintaining 60 percent of land under forests cover forever.

    Bhutan has one of the highest per capita water availability in the region. However, with growth in population, rapid socio-economic development, and impact of climate change, the protection of watershed and riverine ecosystems has become an urgent and important issue. Considering the water crisis in Tsirang, there is an urgent need to protect and manage watersheds, for the benefit of our future generations. At present, the overall management of the water resources is poor, and it is timely that the Government agencies and communities’ partnership, to explore various approaches for the effective management of watershed. Without human intervention, the water crisis can threaten the balance of ecosystem goods and services. The communities believe that, such an undertaking would be one viable option, to help prevent water related problems, with the increasing population and development in future.

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  • Officers’ Badge: A Symbol of Pride and Honor

    The Department of Forests and Park Services has introduced officers badge from the Forestry officers position level to the Director General. A badge is a piece of metal, that is affixed to a person’s uniform. To the outsider, it may not seem like much on the surface, but for the forestry professionals, the badge is a great source of pride. It is the most meaningful piece of the uniform, and it is for those men and women who go out and work hard to protect, manage, conserve the forests and serve the people. Being an officer, is not just a job and to these professionals a badge is not just a badge. It is a symbol of dedication, hard work and a commitment to the people they serve. As such it is important to have only the very best.

    When someone is given their badge, it is a special occasion – a day to be remembered for ever. It is a memory that sticks with them and inspires them to tackle their jobs every day with renewed vigor. It is for all these reasons we appreciate and respect the badges’ importance as a part of the forestry personnel’s uniform. It is a symbol of great honor and pride to serve the King, Country and People.

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  • Cordyceps permit issued to Khatoed highlanders

     2 June, Gasa: Gasa Dzongkhag Administration and park office issued the permits for cordyceps collection to around 30 people of Khatoed gewog coinciding with the Social Forestry Day.

    Considering the pandemic COVID-19 situation, officials advised the highlanders to strictly follow the procedures, rules and waste management practices. This year, officials will ensure that people carry their own waste back home and maintain cleanliness at the cordyceps collection sites.

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  • Re-tender for procurement of metal detector

    Forest Resource Management Division, Thimphu, re-invites bids/quotation of supply of Metal Detector through World  Bank Funding as follows:

    Sl.NoName of ContractBid Security (Nu.)Tendering Process
    1Supply of Metal Detector24000Retender

    The bid must be received at the Forest Resource Management Division on or before 10 AM on the 27th of April, 2020 and shall be opened on the same day at 10:30 AM at the Conference Hall of FRMD in presence of interested bidders those who wish to attend. For further information call +975-02-327723, Extension No. 107/124/122 during office hours.

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  • Community Forest Management Group from Bumthang and Thimphu contributes to COVID-19 Response Fund

    9 April 2020, Thimphu: Five Community Forest Management Groups (CFMG) from Bumthang and one from Thimphu contributed a total amount of Nu. 1.050 million to the COVID-19 Response Fund. The amount in cash was handed over to the Hon’ble Prime Minister on 9th April 2020 by the representative of the following CFMGs:

    1. DomkharLhendup Choling CF, Chumey Gewog- Nu. 300,000
    2. Namdrupcholing CF, Chumey Gewog- Nu, 300,000
    3. Nangar Chithuen CF, Chumey Gewog- Nu. 150,000
    4. Bethang Phenday CF, Chumey Gewog- Nu. 100,000
    5. Zung- Ngae Dhendupcholing CF, Chumey Gewog- Nu. 100,000
    6. TashiYangyel CF, Geney Gewog, Thimphu- Nu. 100,000

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