June 2, 2016: The Nature Recreation and Ecotourism Division with students from Changangkha Middle Secondary School celebrated the day by planting trees at Ludrong Memorial Garden.
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“The Social Forestry Day in Bhutan was launched under the wise guidance of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo in 1979. Since 1985, it is being observed on 2nd June which is the Coronation Day of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo.
Forests are very essential for our people who have relied on forests since time immemorial. Food, shelter, clothing, fuel, medicine, furniture, water, soil, oxygen and so forth are all derived from the forest. In Bhutan, about 70 percent of Bhutanese are farmers who live in rural areas and are solely dependent on the forests for their requirement of timber, fuel, fodder and many other forest products needs. Bhutan, in recent years at COP21 has committed to remain carbon neutral with the view that there is no greater need important, than keeping the planet safe for life to continue. The only way forward to make a climate smart environment is to have more trees on the planet.
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The historic Ugyen Pelri Palace in Paro will be the scenic location yet again for the second Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition, held this year from 4-8 June, commemorating the Birth Anniversary of Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen.
The Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition, which was first held in April 2015, was initiated upon the Royal Command of His Majesty The King, as a landmark community event which would promote and inspire appreciation for beautiful spaces, foster community vitality, and encourage the growth of a vibrant entrepreneurship in floriculture across the nation.
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The Phibsoo Wildlife Sanctuary (PWS), Sarpang, now invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the following works:
|Name of Work||Class||Category||Contract Period||EMD||Sale Date||End Date|
|Construction of Range office at Nichula, Lhamoyzingkha||S||W3||7 Months||48,000/-||1/6/2016||30/6/2016|
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26 May, 2016, Bumthang: The eight batch of certificate course in Conservation, Environment and Forestry Studies (September, 2015 – May, 2016), which was conducted at Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWICE), formally concluded today with the convocation ceremony. The trainees who attended the course were all in-service candidates who work in different regional office under Natural Resources Development Corporation Limited (NRDCL).
During the course, trainees were introduced to various forestry basics including forest management, silviculture, forest botany, and even wildlife conservation. After the theory class they were sent on attachment for a period of three months to various NRDCL offices.
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