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  • Bhutan For Life Secretariat Office launched

    Thimphu, July 31: The Hon’ble Lyonchhoen Dasho Tshering Tobgay and Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji launched the secretariat office for Bhutan For Life (BFL) project at the WWF Bhutan office.

    The launch was a symbolic inauguration to celebrate the opening of the secretariat office which will manage the BFL fund -a USD $43 million fund that will permanently manage Bhutan’s network protected areas.

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  • Notice inviting quotation: Wangdue Forest Division

    Wangdue Forest Division, Lobesa is pleased to invite sealed quotations from the eligible suppliers holding valid trade license for the following supplies for 2018-2019 financial year.

    SNParticulars
    1Supply of Annual Office Stationery
    2Supply of Plantation & Nursery items

    The tender document can be obtained from Adm. Section, Wangdue Forest Division, Lobesa upon payment of Nu. 300/-(non-refundable) w.e.f 30 July,2018 during office hours. The last date for submission of tender is on 30 August, 2018 on or before 1 pm and will be opened on the same day at 2:30 pm at Wangdue Forest Division Conference Hall, Lobesa. The earnest money is required along with the bids in the form of cash warrant/demand draft/Bank guarantee drawn in favour of the Chief Forestry Officer, Wangdue Forest Division, Lobesa.

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  • Haa Summer Festival: Platform for Regional cooperation for sustainable yak production in Kangchenjunga Landscape

    14-15 July 2018: The Kangchenjunga Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (KLCDI) partners from India, Nepal and Bhutan participated in the Haa Summer Festival from 14th to 15th July 2018 at Haa, Bhutan. The KLCDI is a transboundary conservation and development programme jointly implemented by the government of Bhutan, India and Nepal. It is facilitated and supported by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) based in Kathmandu, Nepal.

    The festival brought together more than 500 visitors and it was graced by His Excellency, Dasho Tshering Tobgay, Prime Minister of Bhutan and other dignitaries. The objectives of festival were to celebrate rich traditions of Bhutan’s nomadic herders, its living-culture, unique Bhutanese cuisine, traditional sports and religious performances.

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  • World Ranger Day 2018

    World Ranger Day is observed annually on 31st of July and is celebrated by the International Ranger Federation’s (IRF) Member Associations, the Thin Green Line Foundation, and by organizations and individuals who support and acknowledge the work of forestry rangers worldwide. The World Ranger Day also commemorate forestry rangers killed or injured in the line of duty and celebrates the critical work Rangers do to protect our natural treasures.

    The first World Ranger Day was observed in 2007 on the 15th anniversary of the founding of IRF. Founded in 1992, the International Ranger Federation (IRF) is a non-profit organization that helps to raise understanding and supports the crucial work that the world’s park rangers do in preserving natural and cultural heritage. The IRF aims to empower rangers by supporting their national or state organizations, or assisting in the establishment of local ranger associations in countries where they do not currently exist. The International Ranger Federation is governed by an elected International Executive Committee (IEC), elected every three years at the World Ranger Congress.

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  • Training on Genetically Modified Organism’s (GMO) Food Safety Assessment and Risk Communication held

    23-27 July, Thimphu: The training Program on “GMO Food Safety Assessment and Risk Communication” was organised by Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests with Financial and Technical support from Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

    With enactment of Bio-safety Act of Bhutan 2015 and Bio-safety Rules and Regulations 2018, BAFRA is mandated to implement and enforce activities related to GMO. While it is understood that biotechnology provides potentially powerful tools for the sustainable development of agriculture, fisheries and forestry, as well as the food industry, there is a concern it may pose potential risks on human and animal health and the environment. As such, this training on GM food safety assessment is essential to assess risks posed by GM food and feed, should there be an import of food/feed derived from GMOs.

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