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  • Community Forest Handing Over at Tendruk

    1The introduction of Community Forestry (CF) program in Bhutan is a courageous, innovative and promising step towards participatory forest management and this has been well recognized throughout the world as a successful people centered program.

    The FNCR 2006 provides a clear regulation of the CF and the process of handing over forest to the local communities by forming management groups called Community Forest Management Groups (CFMGs). This Rule defines community forest as a part of national forest handed over to a CFMG for its development, protection, conservation, and utilization for collective benefits. The government transfers responsibility to CFMG for managing the national forest and the right to use forest products in a sustainable way with the ultimate objective of improving livelihoods of rural communities. The CFMGs have been recognized as social institutions, legal entities and self-governing autonomous bodies which have legal rights to formulate their constitutions (legal documents based on which they operate) and to take decisions regarding CF management.

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  • A Tiger’s doll, Monkey’s fear

    Tiger doll placed high up on a tree nearby the maize field
    Tiger doll placed high up on a tree nearby the maize field

    Just drive through the winding road from Yonkala to Thridangbi village under Saling Geog, Mongar Dzongkhag, one might see bountiful maize field located either adjacent to their houses or forested areas. Maize in these villages is one of the main cash crops grown normally twice in a year. They earn cash income by selling maize to the road travelers in the form of beaten maize (Tangma), raw corn (Ashoom) or powdered maize (Tangma bokpee).

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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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