27 March 2017, Thimphu: Coinciding with the Annual Forestry Conference 2017, a forester of Paro Forest Division, Chogyal was recognised with an appreciation certificate and a cash award by the Ministry. The Hon’ble Prime Minister of Bhutan, Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay awarded recognition.
The Department of Information Technology, MoIC, will be awarding a Certificate to The Most Voted Website in the National Website Competition. The form is available in the DITT website but we are also providing a prefilled url below for the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests.
March 20-21, Thimphu: The Social Forestry & Extension Division under the Department of Forests and Park Services, MoAF is organising a two day Conference on Community Forestry with the theme “Towards better understanding of Community Forestry through good governance practices and explore livelihood opportunities in the face of Climate Change”.
The objective of the Conference is to provide a platform for sharing of information and exchanging experiences related to community forestry to:
With reference to the Air Ticket Quotation invited on 8 March 2017 through this website, Watershed Management Division, Department of Forests and Park Services, Ministry of Agriculture & Forests would like to re-invite sealed quotation from authorized ticketing agents for the following sector as per the terms and conditions specified below:
12 March, Gelephu: The ground breaking ceremony for the Regional Centre for Tiger and Cats Research was conducted on 12 March 2017 at Gelephu under Sarpang Dzongkhag. The Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture and Forests, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, graced the Salang Tendrel. The venerable Lam Neten of Gelephu Rabdey, Dasho Dzongdag of Sarpang Dzongkhag, Dasho Drungpa and regional sector heads also attended the Salang Tendrel.
Bhutan with more than 70% forest cover and with more than 50% under protected areas in the form of National Parks and Biological Corridors offers the best hope for the conservation of many endangered wildlife like tigers and snow leopard. The Hon’ble Lyonpo said “Bhutan with almost 4% of the worlds tiger population, establishing a Centre that conducts research to provide critical information on tigers and cats conservation is very befitting and timely. This Centre will not only cater to the needs of Bhutan, but also to the other tiger range countries in Asia”.