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  • Annual Rhododendron Festival

    The communities of Chang, Kawang, Dagala and Toeb gewog will be organising the 3rd Annual Rhododendron festival from 18-20 April 2015 at Royal Botanical Park, Lamperi with support from Department of Forests and Park Services, Tourism Council of Bhutan and 60th Birth Anniversary Celebration Committee, Royal Government of Bhutan. The festival is dedicated to 60th Birth Anniversary Celebration of His Majesty the 4th Druk Gyalpo.

    The festival will showcase several interesting programs on environment, cultural and food theme. The festival features the rhododendron garden walk and exhibition, local culture and cuisines, arts and crafts, traditional games, cultural program, guided walks and other interesting activities.

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  • First High Level Steering Committee Meeting of Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection Program

    UntitledBhutan’s delegation led by Honorable Speaker, National Assembly, Parliament of Bhutan participated in the First High Level Steering Committee Meeting of Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection Program at Bishkek, Krygz Republic 19-20 March 2015. This meeting is a continued joint effort of the twelve range countries following the Bishkek Declaration which was adopted in October 2013 at the Global Forum on Snow Leopard Conservation under the leadership of the President of the Krygz Republic Almazbek Atambayev. This global program intends to ensure the long term survival of the snow leopard in its natural ecosystem. This initiative is a joint venture of the governments of the range counties, civil society, international organizations and the private sector.

    The main objectives of the meeting were to review progress of Global Snow Leopard and Ecosystem and Protection Program through the progress of National Snow Leopard Ecosystem Programs in the twelve Snow Leopard range countries, status of the development of the landscape management plans, discuss the strategies and short term goals for resource mobilization, reviewing and confirming the roles and responsibilities of the then working secretariat and now ‘Global Secretariat’. For the next two years, the global secretariat will be Chaired by Pakistan and Co-Chaired by Krgyz Reepublic. The meeting also endorsed the resolutions of the meeting and each range country shared their commitment towards the conservation of Snow leopard.

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  • Rare triplet snow leopards sighted for the first time at JDNP

    The snow leopards at Tongdreysheysa.
    The  snow leopards at Tongdreysheysa.

    In one of the rarest moments in wildlife front, a direct sighting of snow leopard that too, a triplet had been made in Jigme Dorji National Park (JDNP), recently. The sighting was made at Tongdreyshesa in the alpine region at an elevation of 4050masl. Tongdreyshena is a remote rocky undulated alpine region in the central part of the park and is officially three days strenuous walk from the nearest roadhead. It falls under Lingzhi Drungkhag of Thimphu dzongkhag.

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  • Delegation from DNPWPC, Thailand visits Bhutan


    Thai delegetes 2A seventeen member team from the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, (DNPWPC) led by their Director General, Dr. Nipon Chotibal was in the country from March 3-8 to study the forest management system and practices, particularly the protected area system management and Payment for Environmental Services (PES) in Bhutan.

    This kind of study tour from the DNPWPC is an indication of the special relationship that the two countries share and particularly between the Department of Forests and Park Services (DoFPS) and DNPWPC. The visit is aimed to strengthen the existing relationship and provide more opportunities for sharing experiences in protected areas, natural resources management and sustainable development particularly between DoFPS and DNPWPC. The DoFPS facilitated the delegation visit.

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