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  • Ministry initiates cleaning campaign at Dechenphu

    A50X0786April 9, Thimphu: The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests initiated a cleaning campaign in and around Dechenphu Monastery. Led by the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Dorji; around one hundred and thirty volunteers from the Ministry collected 5 truckloads (DCM) of waste such as bottles and plastics.

    It was organised coinciding with the monthly cleaning campaign of the Department of Forests and Park Services.

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  • Nominations and Applications invited for Chairperson of GFAR

    gfarNominations and applications are invited for the role of Chairperson of GFAR, the Global Forum on Agricultural Research and Innovation, for a 3-year period from July 2017.

    GFAR is the unique multi-stakeholder global forum on agricultural research and innovation. An open, voluntary forum and a movement for change, GFAR is a global action network, made up of hundreds of partner organizations from public, private and civil society sectors, working together to shape the future of agriculture and food and their role in achieving sustainable development.

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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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