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  • Message from the Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests on the occasion of the Social Forestry Day, 2nd June 2019

    Royal Government of Bhutan’s Constitutional mandate to maintain 60 percent forest cover in all times to come was promulgated by our beloved and the Great Fourth Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Singye Wangchuck. It is due to His Majesty’s far sighted visions that despite being a small country, Bhutan is acclaimed far and wide as a role model for a balanced conservation and utilization of the natural resources.

    Social Forestry Day coinciding with our beloved Fourth King’s Coronation Day has been widely celebrated across all Schools and Institutions in Bhutan since 1985. Tree planting program on 2nd June every year promotes and highlights the significance of the importance of forests and people’s involvement in the sustainable management of forest. Since 1990s the Social Forestry Programme has evolved into an important forest management regime which includes community and private forests management – putting people in the forefront to protect, utilize and manage the resources on sustainable basis. Forests provide unprecedented benefits to humanity including their role in reducing Climate Change impacts which is threatening the very existence of humanity on this planet. From this year, the programme will be elevated to add Waste Reduction and Management to highlight minimization of contamination in forest and human settlement areas. Contamination of forests also leads to its degradation.

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  • Shortlisted candidates for GSP

    The Office of Phibsoo Wildlife Sanctuary is pleased to announce the shortlisted candidates both national and Non National for the post GSP (Elephant Driver) under Phibsoo Range.


    S.NoName of the candidateCIDInterview Schedule
    1Krishna Bdr Bista11310000299Venue. Park Head Office, Shariphu, Singye Geog
    2Bir Bdr Rai11305004573Date: 6th June 2019
    3Gopi SutradharGML-0732680Time: 10Am
    4Labanya SutradharGML-4740709


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  • Rescued Pangolin released on the International Biodiversity Day

    An Indian Pangolin (Manis crassicaudata) was rescued on the night of 21st May, 2019 from the Industrial area in Samdrup Jongkhar. Acting upon the tipoff from the local people, Mr. Ugyen Chophel (Dzongkhag Beautification Officer) and I rushed to the site and rescued a healthy male Pangolin, trying to encroach into the human settlement. It was immediately taken to the Forest Office and kept in the captivity for its safe release on the next day.

    As per the literature, the Indian pangolin is a solitary, shy, slow-moving and mostly nocturnal, and terrestrial mammal. This species is listed as Endangered A3d+4d due to the hunting and increasing levels of poaching, principally for its meat and scales, both for local use and for illicit international trade in scales, which has also occurred historically (International Union for Conservation of Nature [IUCN], 2013).

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  • Vacancy re-announcement for Caretaker

    The Management of Jigme Dorji National Park under the department of Forest and Park Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Forest is pleased to re-announce the vacancy for the following post.


    Sl.noVacant PostCategoryNo of slotsAge LimitPlace of Posting
    1CaretakerESP1No18-50Soe Park Range , JDNP

    Eligible Bhutanese nationals may apply for the post and submit your complete document to the administration Section, Jigme Dorji National Park, Damji, Gasa latest by  6th June 2019 before 4PM, with the following documents
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