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  • New Pine addition to Phrumsengla National Park

    Standing tree with clean bole
    Standing tree with clean bole

    03 February 2016, PNP: Like in the other protected areas of Bhutan, Phrumsengla National Park is tirelessly exerting concerted efforts in the pursuit of discovering and adding new specimens to their existing flora and fauna list. Recently, in December 2015, a team lead by Mr. Rinchen Wangchuk, Head Research & Monitoring Section, PNP, had confirmed that Podocarpus nerrifolious commonly known as Brown Pine is lushly thriving inside the park with sound stand and profuse regeneration too. It is a new plant taxonomy for the park where this specimen had not been recorded till now.

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  • Vacancy Announcement

    As per the approved notesheet no. UWICE/IUCN-01/2015-2016/692 of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWICE) under the Department of Forest and Park Services would like to hire the following number of Bhutanese nationals for the given vacancies for a period of one year under the IUCN funded Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Programme in Royal Manas National Park:

    1. Project Supervisor
      Vacancies available: 1
      Minimum Qualifications:
      1. Bachelors in Forestry/Natural Resource Management/Environment ( MSc Preferred)
      2. At least 15 years of experience in project management and administration
      Benefits: Salary-Nu.25000, DSA-1000/day
    2. Project Assistant
      Vacancies available: 1
      Minimum Qualification:
      1. Class 12 passed
      2. No experience required
      Benefits: Salary-Nu.12000, DSA-500/day
    3. Enumerators
      Vacancies available: 2
      Minimum Qualification:
      1. Degree in Forestry/Environmental Science/ Life Science
      2. No experience required
      Benefits: Salary-Nu.15000, DSA-500/day

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  • Vacancy Announcement

    The office of the Chief Forest Officer,Samdrup Jongkhar would like to announce the vacant post for 1 ESP (Gardener) as per the approval of the Royal Civil Service Commission vide order no.RCSC/HRMD/13/2015/1909 dated 31st December,2015 .

    The application should be submitted to the administrative section on or before 12th February, 2016 with the following set of documents and should meet the following criteria.

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  • SMART Patrol Enforcement Training

    DSC_6177January 25-31, Zhemgang: A week long training on SMART Patrolling Enforcement is underway in Tingtibi, Zhemgang. The training is organised by Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park in concurrence to the resolutions of the third National Park Conference 2015, held in Lampelri. The conference had directed that all the Protected Areas and Territorial Divisions to implement their own SMART patrolling by recognising the applicability of SMART tool and based on positive experiences shared by Royal Manas National Park in their pilot initiation. Therefore, the two resource persons from the Royal Manas National Park were sought to deliver the training as per their expertise and experience in piloting SMART Patrol Enforcement in the country.

    While conservation efforts put in by Bhutanese foresters are remarkable, the patrolling system followed is still the conventional method where no specific data on the efforts put in by the foresters are reflected though poachers and illegal forest product transactions are recorded. This has left most of the efforts put in by the frontline conservationist unrecognised. Besides, there is no concrete data and information on the extent of patrolling conducted by individual foresters and respective agencies. Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tool (SMART) on the other hand is a software that generate report at any time and for any length of period, provided for the field practitioners to collect data on Global Positioning System (GPS) device every time they go to the fields. From the report, the managers will be able to direct resources to the needy places and individual efforts will be measured for the motivation. Implementing SMART will mean a shift of patrolling system from conventional type to modern digitalised system. While SMART is gaining popularity throughout the world, SMART was first introduced in Bhutan in the Roayal Manas National Park as a pilot project in 2013.

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