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  • 7th Mushroom Festival celebrated in Ura

    Untitled-1Bumthang: Thousands of people flocked to observe the 7th Mushroom Festival at Ura Dozhi geog on 23-24 August 2017. The festival was organised by the Ura Mushroom Conservation and Tourism Association with fund support and collaboration from the Phrumsengla National Park.

     The festival was held to showcase Matsutake (Sangay Shamu) and other local organic products and generate income through their sale. It was also to advocate on the conservation of mushroom varieties through a sustainable harvesting and preserve their culture and tradition by performing local and mask dances to the foreign visitors and people from other Dzongkhags.

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  • Vacancy announcement

    The Divisional Forest Office, Wangdue, under Department of Forests & Park Services is pleased to invite applications from eligible Bhutanese nationals for the following vacant post under GSP/ESP category as per the approval of the RCSC OD exercise letter no. RCSC/HRMD/7/3082 dated March 24, 2016.

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  • Re-submission of Expressions of Interest (EoI)

    The Watershed Management Division, Department of Forests and Park Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests had floated a notice inviting EoI on July 21, 2017 for hiring a national consultancy firm to develop a Feedback and Grievance Redress Mechanism (FGRM) for the National REDD+ program in Bhutan.

    In this regard, we would like request all firms to re-submit the EoI again since no firm could be shortlisted due to the following main reasons:

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  • Man sentenced to 3 years imprisonment for trying to kill musk deer in WCNP

    IMG_0323Bumthang: Bumthang District Court sentenced a 50-year old man from Khoma, Lhuentse to 3 years imprisonment for attempting to kill musk deers (Moschus leucogaster) in Wangchuck Centennial National Park (WCNP).

    The man was also charged for ‘escape from lawful custody’ after he eluded from the Park’s custody. He was also convicted in 2014 for killing and trading 7 musk deers and a bear. His second forest offence grades his crime as felony of fourth degree as per the Penal Code of Bhutan 2004.

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  • Protected Area Management Planning Training Workshop at PNP

    PNP_mgt planning_group picAugust 17-19: Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research (UWICER) conducted three days training workshop on Protected Area (PA) management planning at Phrumsengla National Park (PNP). Twelve park officials from Ura Park Head Office, Western Park Range (Ura, Bumthang), Central Park Range (Lingmethang, Mongar) and Eastern Park Range (Phawan, Lhuntse) attended it.

    The training introduced the park officials to the international standards of good management planning cycle, steps of sound management planning and requirements for successful preparation and implementation of management plans. It is the first of its kind to be conducted for PNP park officials by UWICER. The officials expressed this training workshop as one of its first kind that they are attending in their service tenure under PAs.

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