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  • Two new orchid species discovered from Bhutan

    Two new orchid species namely, Chiloschista densiflora and Chiloschista himalaica were discovered from Bhutan by a team from the National Biodiversity Centre, College of Natural Resources and the Department of Forests and Park Services.

    Chiloschista densiflora was discovered from Zhemgang in 2014. The sample is deposited at the National Herbarium under the National Biodiversity Centre (NBC) and cultivated at the Royal Botanical Garden Serbithang. And is named in reference to the densely flowered inflorescences.

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  • Selection Interview for Royal Botanical Garden ESP

    The National Biodiversity Centre, Serbithnag under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests is pleased to announce the result of the selection interview for the post of Royal Botanical Garden ESP Held on 22nd June 2020.

    Sl. NoName CID NoMarks scored 100%Remarks
    1Muke1200500367759.5%Not selected
    2Tshewang Dorji Tamang1180900012868.16%Standby
    3Sonam Phuntsho1160200024580.36%Selected
    4Dechen Zangmo1150400068768%Standby
    5Jampel Wangmo1071200062746.33%Not selected
    6Mangali Maya Rai10301000745AbsentAbsent
    7Budhi Maya Rai10301000744AbsentAbsent


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  • Vacancy re-announcement for ESP

    The National Biodiversity Centre, Serbithang is pleased to re-announce the vacancy for the following post: 

    Sl. AgencyPosition LevelNo. of SlotCriteria
    1NBC, SerbithangESP1Bhutanese National, within the age limit of 18-40 years

    Interested applicants who meet the eligibility criteria are required to submit their application along with the following documents to the Program Director National Biodiversity Centre, Serbithang latest by 15th June, 2020 before 5 PM: Applicant with work experience in the Garden work shall be given preference for the purpose of shortlisting. Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will call to the selection interview. Continue reading  Post ID 12844

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  • NBC launched book on Traditional Paddy Varieties

    PGR Cover
    Coinciding to International Day for Biological Diversity on 22nd May 2020, National Biodiversity Centre is pleased to release a new publication on ‘Characterization Catalogue and Pictorial Varieties Descriptions on Traditional Paddy Varieties (oryza sativa) Conserved in the National Crop Genebank.

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  • Two new species of snails discovered from Bhutan

    Tricula montana

    A team comprising of officials from the National Biodiversity Centre (NBC), Serbithang, Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research (UWICER), Bumthang, and the Naturalis Biodiversity Centre, the Netherlands published two snail species new to science in ZooKeys in April 2020 (https://zookeys.pensoft.net/article/49987/). Two Erhaia species described from Bhutan are Erhaia jannei Gittenberger & Stelbrink and Erhaia pelkiae Gittenberger & Gyeltshen. The species are confirmed using DNA sequencing along with morphological descriptions.

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