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  • Federal Minister for Environment of Germany visits Bhutan

    Germany delegetes with Bhutan officialApril 5-6 2017, Thimphu: Her Excellency Dr. Barbara Anne Hendricks, Federal Minister for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of Germany and her delegation called on the Hon’ble Lyonpo, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests on April 5. During the meeting, the Department of Forests and Park Services presented on the Centre for Tiger and Cat Research and Jhomotsangkha Wildlife Sanctuary.

    On April 6, the delegation accompanied by the Agriculture Minister and officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Environment Commission, World Wildlife Fund- Bhutan Program and Bhutan Trust Fund planted some 130 saplings comprising of the national tree cypress, Cherry tree, Oak and Dogwood at Kuenselphodrang as a symbol of Bhutan-German friendship. They also took a hike from Kuenselphodrang to Changangkha Lhakhang.

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  • Seminar on Dragonflies and Damselflies, and Pollination at CNR

    CNR, Sherubtse College, UWICER, and NPPC are all taking part in this seminar.
    CNR, Sherubtse College, UWICER, and NPPC are all taking part in this seminar.

    05 April 2017: A seminar on invertebrates particularly dragonflies and damselflies, and pollination was held for more than 100 students including a few lecturers at the College of Natural Resources in Lobesa. This seminar aimed at creating awareness and to motivate the students and lecturers to take interest on the study of invertebrates in Bhutan, which largely remains as understudied biodiversity groups.The seminar dragonflies and damselflies included life history, ecology, applications, and taxonomy.

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  • Picture Story: Induction Programme for Asst. Marketing Officers held

    April 5, Thimphu: The Human Resource Division in collaboration with the Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives (DAMC), Department of Livestock and Department of Agriculture conducted a half day induction programme for 11 newly recruited Asst. Marketing Officers under DAMC.
    April 5, Thimphu: The Human Resource Division in collaboration with the Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives (DAMC), Department of Livestock and Department of Agriculture conducted a half day induction programme for 11 newly recruited Asst. Marketing Officers under DAMC.

    – Photo by Choidup Zangpo, ICTD

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  • Samdrup Jongkhar Division rescues a Tokay Gecko

    Untitled-1Tokay Gecko, scientifically known as Gekko gecko is a lizard species admired by people not only because of its appealing appearance but also because of its commercial value has been rescued by a team from Divisional Forest Office, Samdrup Jongkhar on 31 March 2016 from Dechen Primary School in Samdrup Jongkhar. The rescue exercise was done with utmost care by using a cage trap to ensure that there is no physical injury on the lizard.

    It is suspected that one couple had been rearing the lizard but there is no concrete evidence to support the possession. However, it is not permissible as per Chapter VII, Sections 235 and 237 of the Forest and Nature Conservation Rules and Regulations of Bhutan 2017. The Sections 240 and 241 of the rule also clearly stated that no captive breeding shall be permitted unless certified by the Department of Forest and Park Services.

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  • Bhutan Good Agricultural Practices (BhutanGAP) advocacy meeting held

    Hon'ble MoAF Lyonpo with FAO-GAP Consultant, BAFRA DG and DoA Reresentative
    Hon’ble MoAF Lyonpo with FAO-GAP Consultant, BAFRA DG and DoA Reresentative

    March 30, 2017, Thimphu: Hon’ble Minister for Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji chaired the Advocacy Meeting on (BhutanGAP). The meeting organised by BAFRA was attended by the stakeholders comprising of all the Departments and Agencies within the Ministry and also other stakeholders including representatives of Farmers’ Cooperatives nearby Thimphu.

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