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  • JAPANESE-STYLE GARDEN handed over to MoAF

    ceremonial planting to mark the event
    Ceremonial planting to mark the event

    29 September,Thimphu: A 1.5 acre garden constructed in traditional Japanese style at the Floriculture and Amenity Landscaping Centre, Dechencholing was handed over to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests. Named after the town which initiated cooperation, Miharu Garden was constructed from a JICA-funded partnership project by a group of specialists from Fukushima with the support of Bhutanese counterparts. JICA approved the project under the small-scale partnership scheme, for the period between November 2014 and March 2017.  It is being jointly implemented by the Department of Agriculture, Bhutan, and Fukushima Taki-Sakura Bhutan Committee, Japan.

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  • Gid disease Prevention and Control Campaign for Bumthang Pastoralist

    Treating a Gid affected yak mauled by Himalayan Black Bear
    Treating a Gid affected yak mauled by Himalayan Black Bear

    Bumthang: Gid (Gu-Yum/Gir Gir la)   disease is a pathological condition in young yaks mostly below 3 years of age and it is caused by ingestion of eggs of dog tapeworms which are voided along with the feces of yak watch dogs (definitive host). The disease is manifested through circling movement with head tilting towards the location of the cyst of tapeworm on the cerebral surface of the brain and seizure on some occasions.

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  • Himalayan black bear rescued in Gasa

    A rescued female bear
    A rescued female bear

    Gasa: On 25 September at 3:45 pm, the Jigme Dorji National Park (JDNP) received a call from Mr. Tshering, Beat In-charge for lower Khamey who reported about a bear being trapped in the snare of Aum Chimi in Kagongmo village. The snare made up of a high tension cable was set up by her husband to trap wild boar who had damaged their paddy fields.

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  • Bhutan joins AFoCO Agreement

    untitled-1The Hon’ble Minister, Yeshey Dorji, Ministry for Agriculture and Forests & Vice Chair of the National Environment Commission, Royal Government of Bhutan signed the agreement on Asian Forestry Cooperation Organisation (AFoCO) on 13 September 2016 in Seoul, Republic of Korea (ROK).

    The AFoCO Agreement was adopted in September 2015 and is housed at the ASEAN ROK Forest Cooperation Secretariat, Seoul. Though the Asian Region is laden with vast forest resources and home to vast species of flora and fauna, the globalisation and technological development is becoming an increasing threat to these natural resources and species. The ROK has taken a daunting step to promote and endorse a sustainable development in the Asian region through AFoCO.

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