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  • Forestry officials undergoing TOT on military training on arms handling and uniform conduct

    trainees-with-rba-and-department-officials28 October 2016, Thimphu: In an effort by the Department of Forest and Park Services to improve uniform code of conduct and arms handling, a group of forestry officials is currently undergoing a vigorous military training at Military Training Centre (MTC), Tencholing, Wangduephodrang.

    A total of 28 officials consisting each from all parks and divisional offices commenced their training on 24th October 2016 and ends on 5th November 2016. Over the next two weeks, they will receive training on weapons handling, drill, proper wearing of uniform with complete paraphernalia, uniform discipline, do’s and don’s of uniform personnel.

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  • Lightning sparks two consecutive forest fires in Trashigang earlier this month

    bartsham-fire28 October 2016, Thimphu: In one of the rare incidences, huge bolts of lightning started two forest fires in two consecutive days at Udzorong and Bartsham in Trashigang, earlier this month. At Udzorong, the lightning hit a huge chirpine tree leaving a clear mark resulting in a forest fire at the place called Jomtshang on 2nd October, 2016 while a day later, on 3rd October, 2016, the forest caught fire when similar lightning struck at Bartsham.

    According to Dendup Tshering, Chief Forestry Officer (CFO) of Tashigang Forest Division, he was in the office and at around 2 PM, he saw or heard a terrible lightning in that area. He feared it might spark forest fire and it exactly happened what he feared. “In ten minutes, we received a confirmed fire alarm,” said CFO.

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  • Khaki Silverline Butterfly: A New Record for Bhutan

    With the addition of Khaki Silverline (Cigaritis rukmini), total number of butterfly species recorded in Bhutan is 728. Mr. Kado Rinchen, a senior forestkhaki-silverlineer of Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park spotted the butterfly on 1st October, 2016 at Tongtophey, Trongsa.

    Mr. Karma Wangdi, a research assistant of the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment has confirmed it as a new record for Bhutan in the family of Lycaenidae (Blues). According to Karma Wangdi, with the addition of this new record, Bhutan now has 174 species of Lycaenidae.

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  • Vacancy Announcement

    Ludrong Memorial Garden, Langjophakha and The Royal Botanical Park, Lampelri under Nature Recreation and Ecotourism Division, Thimphu is pleased to announce the vacancies for the post of ESP.

    Sl.noName of PostCategoryNo of SlotsAge LimitPlace of posting
    1GardenerESP318-50Ludrong Memorial Garden, Langjophakha
    2GardenerESP418-50Royal Botanical Park, Lampelri

     

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