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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 5608

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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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  • Air Ticket Quotation

    The Wildlife Conservation Division,  MoAF invites sealed Air fare quotations from authorized ticketing agents for travel as per the terms and conditions specified below:

    1st Group

    Date of TravelSectorDestination
    19/3/2016Paro-BangkokBangkok
    20/3/2016Bangkok-PhillipinesManila
    31/3/2016Philippines-BangkokBangkok
    03/4/2016Bangkok to ParoParo

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  • Notice Inviting Tender

    The Watershed Management Division, Department of Forests and Park Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests would like to invite quotations from interested international and national firms to supply one equipment having capacity to test Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen and Sulphur (CHN and S analyzer). The specification for the CHN and S analyzer is attached with this notification.

    The quotations should be submitted in sealed envelopes through post to:

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