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  • Operation and maintenance training on power tiller by AMC concludes

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    A month long training on operation and maintenance of power tiller conducted at Paro, Samteling and Khangma offices of the Agriculture Machinery Centre (AMC) concludes on November 1. There were nine, 15 and 20 participants in Paro, Samteling and Khangma respectively who were nominated from Dzongkhags to support as operators in the geog.

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  • Forestry officials undergoing TOT on military training on arms handling and uniform conduct

    trainees-with-rba-and-department-officials28 October 2016, Thimphu: In an effort by the Department of Forest and Park Services to improve uniform code of conduct and arms handling, a group of forestry officials is currently undergoing a vigorous military training at Military Training Centre (MTC), Tencholing, Wangduephodrang.

    A total of 28 officials consisting each from all parks and divisional offices commenced their training on 24th October 2016 and ends on 5th November 2016. Over the next two weeks, they will receive training on weapons handling, drill, proper wearing of uniform with complete paraphernalia, uniform discipline, do’s and don’s of uniform personnel.

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  • Lightning sparks two consecutive forest fires in Trashigang earlier this month

    bartsham-fire28 October 2016, Thimphu: In one of the rare incidences, huge bolts of lightning started two forest fires in two consecutive days at Udzorong and Bartsham in Trashigang, earlier this month. At Udzorong, the lightning hit a huge chirpine tree leaving a clear mark resulting in a forest fire at the place called Jomtshang on 2nd October, 2016 while a day later, on 3rd October, 2016, the forest caught fire when similar lightning struck at Bartsham.

    According to Dendup Tshering, Chief Forestry Officer (CFO) of Tashigang Forest Division, he was in the office and at around 2 PM, he saw or heard a terrible lightning in that area. He feared it might spark forest fire and it exactly happened what he feared. “In ten minutes, we received a confirmed fire alarm,” said CFO.

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  • Khaki Silverline Butterfly: A New Record for Bhutan

    With the addition of Khaki Silverline (Cigaritis rukmini), total number of butterfly species recorded in Bhutan is 728. Mr. Kado Rinchen, a senior forestkhaki-silverlineer of Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park spotted the butterfly on 1st October, 2016 at Tongtophey, Trongsa.

    Mr. Karma Wangdi, a research assistant of the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment has confirmed it as a new record for Bhutan in the family of Lycaenidae (Blues). According to Karma Wangdi, with the addition of this new record, Bhutan now has 174 species of Lycaenidae.

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  • Animal Nutrition Lab and Horse Ring inaugurated in Bumthang

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    26th October, Bumthang: Hon’ble Secretary of Ministry of Agriculture & Forest Dasho Rinzin Dorji formally inaugurated the newly constructed Animal Nutrition Lab for the National Research & Development Center for Animal Nutrition (NRDCAN) Bumthang  in presence of Venerable  Jakar Lam, Hon’ble Director General, Department of Livestock and other Regional and Dzongkhag officials.

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