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  • House Crow (Corvus splendens) Population Survey and Management


    7 July 2017, Thimphu: The Nature Conservation Division in Collaboration with the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research has initiated a house crow population survey in Thimphu city area from yesterday, 6 July, for three days using transect method during early morning and evening. Through this survey, the crow population and major congregation sites in Thimphu will be mapped.

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  • “Co-operatives ensure no one is left behind”- International Day of Co-operatives celebrated in Bhutan

    Participants of the International Day of Cooperatives celebration at Mongar on July 1, 2017
    Participants of the International Day of Cooperatives celebration at Mongar on July 1, 2017

    5 July, 2017, Mongar: On 1 July 2017, the Department of Agricultural Marketing & Co-operatives, as a member of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), celebrated the UN-IDC, in Mongar with members from the eight different groups and co-operatives within Mongar Dzongkhag. The Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture & Forests also conveyed a message on this day through Kuensel, wishing all co-operative members a bright and successful future and exhorting all of them to work hard to fulfill their socio-economic aspirations.

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  • SAARC Regional Expert consultation meeting on Water-Energy-Food Nexus held

    Inaugural Address by Hon'ble Agri Secretary
    Inaugural Address by Hon’ble MoAF Secretary

    3-5 July, 2017, Thimphu: The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests in collaboration with SAARC Agriculture Centre, SAARC Energy Centre and International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development organised a SAARC Regional Expert consultation meeting on Water-Energy-Food Nexus: A Basis for Sustainable Agricultural Development at Ariya Hotel. The meeting was attended by officials from SAARC Member States (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka), ICIMOD, IWMI, University under Himalyan University Consortium, SaciWaters, NEC, BTFEC, RSPN, MoAF, SEC and SAC.

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  • Message from the Hon’ble Minister on the International Day of Co-operatives

    UntitledI am pleased to join the cooperative community around the world in general and the Bhutanese co-operators in particular in wishing all a Very Happy International Day of Cooperatives (IDC) on 1st July. I am delighted to learn that the theme for this year’s International Day of Co-operatives, is inclusion with the slogan “co-operatives ensure no one is left behind”. Inclusion is a theme that is heart and soul of the development ethos of the Royal Government of Bhutan.

    Cooperative enterprises provide livelihoods for millions of people across the globe. Regardless of race, gender, culture, social background or economic circumstance, through the cooperative model, each one can aspire to fulfill their dreams for better livelihood and better communities

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