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  • Fodder Station- An Additional Source of Income for Highland Community

    Fodder station at Gyentsa
    Fodder station at Gyentsa

    As per the annual work plan (2013-14) of the Rangeland Unit, NCAN Bumthang, the first fodder station in high altitude area in Bhutan was established at Gyentsa under Sephu Geog in Wangdue Dzongkhag in June 2014. The fodder station development program was being implemented in close collaboration with the Dzongkhag Livestock sector, Wangdue under Laya –Sephu project through funding support from Bhutan Trust for Environment Conservation (BTFEC). Gyentsa is officially two days walk from Sephu and located at an altitude of 3700 metres above sea level. Seven households who own yak from Longtey village are the main beneficiaries and engaged in developing fodder station with technical support from the NCAN.

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  • Picture Story

    Handing taking ceremony28 August, 2014. Mr. Sangay, serving as a Forestry Specialist at PPD and previously as a Program Director of Agriculture and Marketing Enterprise Program in Khangma was appointed as the new Director for the SAARC Forestry Center. Mr. Sangay received the Tashi Khadar from Hon’ble MoAF Minister Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji. The event also included the signing of handing taking note with previous Director Dr. Sangay Wangchuk in presence of Hon’ble Lyonpo followed by Tashi Khardar from staff and well wishers.

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  • Consultation workshop on snow leopard conservation

    participants of the workshop
    participants of the workshop

    18-19 August, Thimphu. Wildlife Conservation Division, Department of Forest and Park Services organized a two day consultation workshop on Snow Leopard Conservation Program at the NRDCL hall, Thimphu. The two days workshop focused on National Snow Leopard Ecosystem & Protection Program planned for seven years, the two years implementation plan & end outcomes, sharing of research findings on Snow Leopard from the Wangchuck Centennial Park and Jigme Dorji National Park.

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  • Six months phenology observation records: An insight from 17 schools

    HEROES(http://www.bpn.gov.bt), a school based phenology monitoring system in Bhutan, was operationalised in February, 2014. Since then, students from 17 schools have been closely monitoring , recording and reporting plant’s phenological event such as timing for budburst, young leaf, flower bud, open flower, ripe fruit and leaf fall. Within a time frame of six months, HEROES has collected over 30000 phenology records. Observations were reported for 30 species of trees, 10 species of shrubs and 10 species of herbs. On average, each school has reported observation of 120 days since February, 2014.

    Although it is very early to draw any conclusive result based on few months data, it is said to have yielded heightened awareness of daily and seasonal changes occurring in plant among the group of observers. Also, as per the first phase record, the observation from few schools are sporadic and inconsistent.. Six months exercise on phenology observing has yielded some insight which could be used in refinement and standardization of phenology observing and reporting protocols.

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  • National Park Conference underway in Thimphu

    Release of National Tiger Survey
    Release of National Tiger Survey

    14-16 August, Thimphu. The opening session of the ‘National Park Conference and Global Tiger Day Celebration’ was graced by His Excellency Lyonchen Tshering Tobgay at the Convention Centre on 14th of August. The session was also attended by Lyonpo D.N. Dhungel, Ministry of Information and Communications, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Dasho Paljor.J.Dorji, several Members of Parliament, Dasho Ugen Tshewang, Secretary, National Environment Commission, Dasho Tenzin Dhendup, Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Forest, Dasho Dr. Sonam Tenzin, Secretary, Ministry of Economic Affairs, senior government officials of various government ministries and departments, desups, 120 students & teachers of Thimphu Thromde schools.

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