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  • The National Flower of Bhutan found to be a New Species!

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    The National Flower of Bhutan commonly known as Blue Poppy and scientifically known as Meconopsis grandis subsp. orientalis has been upgraded to a species rank with a distinctly Bhutanese name Meconopsis gakyidiana T. Yoshida, R. Yangzom & D.G. Long, inspired by the developmental philosophy of Gross National Happiness, published in Sibbaldia– The Journal of Botanic Garden Horticulture No. 14 (December 2016, https://journals.rbge.org.uk/index.php/rbgesib/article/view/193).

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  • Airfare Quotations: PBH-BKK-Netherlands Return

    The National Biodiversity Centre, Serbithang would like to invite air fare quotation from the eligible ticketing agent for the following sectors, as per the itinerary provided below:

    Travel Date Sectors Remarks
    17/04/2017 Paro-Bangkok
    18/04/2017 Bangkok-The Netherlands
    25/04/2017 The Netherlands-Bangkok
    26/04/2017 Bangkok-Paro
    1. The sealed quotation shall be submitted to the office of undersigned on 31/03/2017not later than 11 am and will be opened on the same day at 11.30 am.
    2. Sealed quotation should be addressed to the Program Director, NBC, Serbithang, MoAF, Thimphu and accompanied by Nu. 3000 as an EMD in the form of cash warrant or demand draft payable to Program Director, NBC, without which the quotation shall be invalid.
    3. Quotations without sealed envelope will be disqualified.
    4. The valid trade license and other necessary documents should be attached.
    5. The decision of the tender committee will be final and binding.

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  • The Dragonfly named in Honour of The Gyalsey

    Screen Shot 2017-03-24 at 1.37.28 PM copyScientists of Sherubtse College, Kanglung, National Biodiversity Centre (NBC) and the Dutch Naturalis Biodiversity Centre have named a new species of dragonfly in honour of The Crown Prince of Bhutan, The Gyalsey, Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck as a symbol of appreciation and gratitude for the extraordinary leadership of Bhutan in biodiversity and environmental conservation.

    Honouring His Royal Highness The Crown Prince of Bhutan, the dragonfly Megalestes gyalsey (Odonata: Synlestidae). Megalestes gyalsey spec. nov. is described from a single male from Trongsa District in Bhutan. The species was discovered during field work conducted in 2015 for the Bhutan invertebrate biodiversity project. The species is named in honour of His Royal Highness The Crown Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, The Gyalsey of Bhutan, on the occasion of his First Birthday. This project is coordinated by the National Biodiversity Centre, Serbithang with collaboration with the Naturalis Biodiversity Centre, The Netherlands, Sherubtse College, College of Natural Resources, UWICE and National Plant Protection Centre. The project focuses on understudied biodiversity groups.

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