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  • Third Technical Working Group meeting for SPCR

    February 14-15, Paro: The Watershed Management Division organised the Third Technical Working Group (TWG) meeting for the Scoping Study on Water Source Drying Up at Metta resort, Paro. The two days’ workshop discussed on the overall technical framework, criteria for site selection, workplan for 2018-2019 and collaborations with ICIMOD for technical support.

    RGOB་ has received a grant of USD 1.5 million in support of the preparation of the Strategic Program for Climate Resilience. This Preparatory Project Scoping Study on Water Sources Drying-Up is one of the five technical Projects approved for the Strategic Programme for Climate Resilience (SPCR).

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  • Cleaning campaign along the Snowmen Trek Route

    Bumthang: As a part of the monthly cleaning campaign, the Wangchuck Centennial National Park (WCNP) conducted the cleaning program along the famous snowman trek route (Gomthang & Tsampa route) from 8-11 February. The park management considers waste management as one of the important activities in its management regime particularly for mitigating anthropogenic threat to the wildlife and its habitat.

    More than half a tonnes of wastes were collected by the park staffs who were gathered for annual uniform discipline and drill training (ToT).

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  • Groundbreaking ceremony for Integrated Yak Breeding Farm

    February 9, Haa: The Department of Livestock conducted the salang tendrel ceremony for the construction of Integrated Yak Breeding Farm in Chonaphu. The occasion was graced by Dasho Drangpon, Haa among other senior officials.

    The farm is expected to be completed by mid of the 2018. Once in place, it will contribute to yak breeding and conservation, promote yak based cottage enterprise, support restoration and sustainable utilisation of rangeland and build capacity of extension staff and communities for sustainable rangeland resources.

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