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  • Workshop on Animal Health and Production Services underway

    March 29-April 2, Phuentsholing: The Department of Livestock is conducting a five days “Training Workshop on Animal Health and Production Services” at the City Veterinary Hospital. Fifty participants from various agencies like Wildlife Conservation Division, Drug Regulatory Authority, BAFRA and College of Natural Resources along with Veterinary Officers from 20 Dzongkhags, Regional Livestock Development Centres, National Centre for Animal Health (NCAH), National Animal Hospital (NAH), NPBC and AHD are attending it.

    The workshop is being organised to revamp and develop veterinary clinical services in the country, to link animal health to production and to share scientific research/field clinical experiences. Participants will also work on the implementation modality for the third phase National Dog Population Management and Rabies Control Project.

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  • Rural farmers are main holders of TK and must benefit from it

    Participants with Chief guest Hon’ble Secretary of MoAF

    29 – 30 March, Thimphu: That the traditional knowledge (TK) are rich in rural areas and that they must benefit, which will contribute towards sustainable conservation of the biological resources, National Biodiversity Centre (NBC) hosted two-day International Seminar on traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources at Thimphu, which concludes today.

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  • 12th Board Meeting for CFM held

    March 30, Thimphu: The 12th Board Meeting for Centenary Farmers’ Market (CFM) was held under the Chairmanship of the Hon’ble Agriculture and Forests Lyonpo, Yeshey Dorji. It was also attended by the Executive Secretary of Thimphu Thromde, representatives from police, marketing and agriculture departments along with vegetable vendors and CFM staff.

    The board meeting discussed various issues like work plan and budget for 2016, appointment of the Vice-Chairman for CFM and proposal of sitting fee for CFM board members to ensure full participation among others.

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  • Bar-Headed Goose and Black Stork birds recorded in WCNP

    Bumthang: On March 21, two birds namely, the Bar-Headed Goose (Anserindicus) and Black Stork (Ciconianigra) were recorded for the first time in Wangchuck Centennial National Park (WCNP).

    Two Bar-Headed Goose were sighted on the banks of the Pralang River while a lone Black Stork was sighted perched on a dead blue pine tree below Pralang Village in Tang geog, both at an elevation of approximately 1680masl. During the daytime, both species feed on wet meadows and in wetlands and rivers. They are classified as Least Concern by IUCN. While the Goose is abundant on the neighbouring Tibetan Plateau and beyond, the Black Stork has long been in decline in Asia due to habitat degradation and is relatively rare.

    A Black Stork pair was reported by residents of Pralang, but during WCNP staff’s field visit, only a lone Black Stork was sighted. WCNP staff comprising of Sr. Ranger and Forester is currently monitoring the Stork’s roosting and feeding sites. Continue reading  Post ID 5629

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