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  • Broom Grass Farming and Making, an alternative source of income in Sarpang

    Untitled-1Sarpang: The Broom grass, scientifically known as Thysanolaena maxima, has emerged as one of the most widely cultivated cash crops in Gakidling geog. It is from Poaceae family and commonly known as kucho/amlisho, in southern Bhutanese language. It is grown in the marginal fallow lands by two non-wood forest product (NWFP) groups of Sangkha and lower Muga villages.

    The villagers cultivate kucho as a mixed crop for its inflorescences or clusters of flowers that are used for making brooms. It provides fodder during the lean period every year as well. Broom grass is a unique gift, an eco-friendly product that brings the rural communities closer to nature from the start of each day as one cleans the floor with broom grass every morning.

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  • Third Asian Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation underway in New Delhi

    20160412_165221April 12-14, New Delhi: The 3rd Asian Ministerial Conference on tiger conservation is underway in New Delhi. Hosted by Government of India (GoI) and co-organised by the Global Tiger Forum (GTF) and the Global Tiger Initiative Council (GTIC), the conference is convened at a time when Global Media reports the first increase of global wild tigers by 20% from the 2010 baseline of 3200 tigers. Today, the population of global wild tiger is estimated at 3890.

    The conference was inaugurated by His Excellency, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. The Prime Minister emphasised the need for collective efforts among the Tiger Range Countries (TRC’s).

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  • Vacancy Announcement

    The Royal Manas National park, Gelephu would like to announce vacancy for 4 Nos (GSP II) Royal elephant Mahout as per the approval of RCSC/HRMD/7/2016/3028 dated 24th March, 2016 and subsequent order No.MoAF/HRD/SEC/13/2016/2790 dated 1st April,2016 of the Hon’ble Secretary, MoAF,Thimphu.

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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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