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  • Familiarisation Tour by Secretary to Central Programs in Thimphu

    fam_tour115-16 September 2016, Thimphu: The Hon’ble Secretary, Mr. Rinzin Dorji went on a familiarisation tour to various Central Programs at Thimphu.

    He visited the National Centre for Animal Health (NCAH) at Serbithang on 15 September. On 16 September the Secretary went to the National Mushroom Centre (NMC), the National Biodiversity Centre (NBC), the National Plant Protection Centre (NPPC), the National Organic Program (NOP) and the National Soil Service Centre at Simtokha.

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  • Proposals invited for Website Design and Development by OPM CARLEP, Wengkhar

    The Office of the Programme Management (OPM) CARLEP, Wengkhar invites eligible national consultants to submit a combined Technical and Financial Proposals to undertake the consulting service: “Website Design and Development”.

    More details of the services are provided in the RFP and the Terms of Reference (TOR). Please submit your Technical and Financial Proposals in accordance with the forms (Annexure 2 & 3). Your technical and financial proposals should reach the OPM CARLEP, MoAF at Wengkhar, Mongar on or before 11:00 AM on 30 September, 2016 and will be opened on the same day at 2.30 PM.

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  • Press Release

    untitled-1At the International Union for Conservation of Natures’ 6th World Conservation Congress held in Honolulu, Hawaii, from 1-10 September 2016, two Bhutanese officials were recognized by the global community for their exemplary contribution to nature conservation in Bhutan. The two awardees are Rebecca Pradhan, Senior Ecologist from Royal Society for Protection of Nature, and Sonam Wangchuk, Chief of Wildlife and CITES MA, Department of Forest and Park Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests.

    Rebecca Pradhan was bestowed the “Hotspot Heroes” by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) for her life long self motivated expertise and dedication in the conservation of the critically endangered white bellied heron in Bhutan. The award was presented on 4th September evening at the 15th anniversary of CEPF at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA together with 15 other awardees from across the globe.

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  • Press release on Bhutan’s participation at the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016

    screen-shot-2016-09-13-at-10-40-39-amA seven member Bhutanese officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation and Royal Society for Protection of Nature participated in the IUCN’s 6th World Conservation Congress held in Honolulu from 1-10 September 2016. The congress is organized every four years with the last one held in October 2012 at Jeju. The 10 days congress with the central theme “Planet at the Crossroads” brought together world’s greatest minds and environmental leaders from the government, civil society, indigenous communities, private sectors, and academia.

    The congress outlined opportunities to address some of the greatest challenges facing nature conservation and the urgent action needed to ensure long term survival of life on Earth and the planet’s ability to sustain them. Key decisions included closure of domestic markets for elephant ivory, the urgency of protecting the high seas, the need to protect primary forests, no-go areas for industrial activities within protected areas and an official IUCN policy on biodiversity offsets.

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  • Himalayan Black Bear rescued in Wang Semu this morning

    untitledSeptember 8, 2016, Thimphu: A 110 kg male Himalayan Black bear entangled in its right forelimb and waist was rescued this morning from an apple orchard in Wang Simu, Thimphu.  The bear was reported to have been entangled in a snare set on the barbed wire fence that circumambulates an apple orchard.

    Rescue officials found the bear caught in the snare made out of electric high tension wire. “We had to cut the locally made snare into several pieces, to set free the bear,” said Tsencho tshering, one of the team members who rescued the ensnared bear.

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