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  • Press release on launch of “Bhutan State of Parks Report 2016”

    2To commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the glorious reign of His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests launched “Bhutan State of Parks 2016” on 9 December 2016. The launching ceremony was graced by Hon’ble Lyonchen Tshering Tobgay and Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji. For the first time, the report highlights the conservation value and management performance of the protected areas of Bhutan. The Department of Forests and Park Services will now measure all protected areas every five years, to track progress of conservation management and enable adaptive management prescriptions.

    Bhutan has a rare set of attributes for conserving nature, ecosystem services, local culture, and an ecologically representative and well-connected protected areas system covering 50 per cent of the country. Such an achievement became possible only through the wisdom emanating from great leadership, in particular His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuck, during whose reign the foundations were established for sound environmental governance unmatched in any other country. The report highlights that the future of Bhutan is equally secure in the reign of His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, with dedication to our natural heritage and ecologicaly-benign development planning.

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  • Four new Butterfly species recorded

    A team from UWICE had conducted a Butterfly survey in Darla, Lhamoizingkha and Phuntsholing area recently. Karma Wangdi, who led the team recorded four new additional species of Butterflies to Bhutan. The new records are:

    Scobura isota -Khasi Forest Bob,
    Niphanda cymbia- Pointed Perrot,
    Horaga viola – Brown Onyx
    Horaga Syrinx- Ambon Onyx (Female)

    Mr. Karma Wangdi, lepidopterist with UWICE has confirmed the additional species in the family of Lycaenidae (Blues) & Hesperiidae (Skipper). According to him, Bhutan now has 177 species of Lycaenidae and 145 species of Hesperiidae, adding to a total of 732 butterfly species in the country.

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  • Vacancy announcement

    The Royal Manas National park, Gelephu is pleased to announce the vacancy for 1 No (GSP II) for the post of night Guard cum wet sweeper. The preference shall be given to Ex-Army or Ex-police as per the approval of RCSC/HRMD/7/2016/3028 dated 24th March, 2016 and subsequent order No.MoAF/HRD/SEC/13/2016/2790 dated 1st April, 2016 of the Hon’ble Secretary, MoAF, Thimphu.

     The application should be submitted latest by 20th Dec, 2016 to Adm section under Royal Manas National park Gelephu.

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  • Extension of Deadline for submission of Expression of Interest (EoI) for Consultancy Work

    The Watershed Management Division, Department of Forests and Park Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests would like to hire an international consultant to prepare the Strategic Environmental and Social Assessments (SESA) report, Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) and develop Safeguard Information System (SIS) for REDD+ Program of Bhutan.

    In this regard, we would like to extend the deadline for EoI submission for carrying out the above tasks, to commence by January-February 2017.

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  • Orientation program for 3rd batch of Nature Guide and Ecotourism Course conducted

    bDecember 1, Bumthang: The Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWICE) conducted an orientation program for 3rd batch of Nature Guide and Ecotourism Course on 1st December, 2016. The trainees were welcomed by the Officiating Director, faculty and management of the Institute. The Dean of training and academic affairs and some faculty members briefed the trainees on various teaching and learning facilities, course curriculum, rules and regulation of the Institute.

    This batch of trainees consists of 22 tourist guides from various tour companies to under-take one and half month course. The course will include both theory and field practical basically the identification of plants, mammals, butterflies, and birds.

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