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  • Airfare Quotation

    The Watershed Management Division (WMD) under Department of Forest and Park Services (DoFPS), MoAF, Thimphu, invites sealed quotations from authorized ticketing agents for travel as per the terms and conditions specified below:

    Terms and conditions:

    • The sealed quotation should be submitted to WMD, DoFPS, MoAF, Thimphu on 12  April 2016 at or before 1:00PM
    • The quotation must be addressed to the Chief Forestry Officer, WMD, DoFPS, MoAF, Thimphu
    • The quotation will be opened on the same day at 2:00 PM
    • Quotation received after the submission date and time will not be entertained
    • Confirmed itinerary with travel dates must be submitted at the time of submission of the quotation.
    • The decision of the tender committee will be final and binding. Only the selected will be contacted.

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  • The 4th Rhododendron festival

    The Department of Forests and Park Services in collaboration with communities of Chang, Kawang, Dagala and Toeb geogs will be organising the 4th Annual Rhododendron festival from 15-17th April 2016 at Royal Botanical Park, Lampelri with fund support from the Tourism Council of Bhutan.

    The festival will showcase several interesting programs on different themes like environment, cultural and food. Therefore, you are encouraged to attend and enjoy this exciting event.

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  • Bar-Headed Goose and Black Stork birds recorded in WCNP

    Bumthang: On March 21, two birds namely, the Bar-Headed Goose (Anserindicus) and Black Stork (Ciconianigra) were recorded for the first time in Wangchuck Centennial National Park (WCNP).

    Two Bar-Headed Goose were sighted on the banks of the Pralang River while a lone Black Stork was sighted perched on a dead blue pine tree below Pralang Village in Tang geog, both at an elevation of approximately 1680masl. During the daytime, both species feed on wet meadows and in wetlands and rivers. They are classified as Least Concern by IUCN. While the Goose is abundant on the neighbouring Tibetan Plateau and beyond, the Black Stork has long been in decline in Asia due to habitat degradation and is relatively rare.

    A Black Stork pair was reported by residents of Pralang, but during WCNP staff’s field visit, only a lone Black Stork was sighted. WCNP staff comprising of Sr. Ranger and Forester is currently monitoring the Stork’s roosting and feeding sites. Continue reading  Post ID 5665

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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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