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  • Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo’s Message on World Wildlife Day 2016

    The United Nation’s General Assembly has proclaimed March 3 as the World Wildlife Day and on the occasion of this important day, Bhutan is joining hands across the globe to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora.

    In particular, this year’s theme “the future of wildlife is in our hands” with elephants being the main focus of global campaign reinforces the inextricable link between wildlife, people and sustainable development. Studies have shown that species are disappearing at 50 to 100 times the natural rate of extinction. This is happening mainly because of unsustainable human activities through habitat destruction brought about by unchecked change in land use and by poaching for trading wildlife and its parts. Poaching and illegal wildlife trade has reached unprecedented levels globally and is considered almost equivalent in value to that of drugs smuggling. In just about two years from 2010-2012 more than 100,000 elephants were poached for its ivory in Africa and Asia.

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  • BAFRA Workshop on “Challenges in Implementation of Food Rules & Regulations” underway

    Workshop in progress
    Workshop in progress

    2 March 2016, Chuniding Resort, Thimphu: A two day workshop on “Challenges in Implementation of Food Rules & Regulations” began today. Organised by the Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, the opening session saw the Director General and Senior officials of BAFRA attending.

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  • Umling farmers availed hands on training on Straw Treatment

    Umling farmers engaged in straw treatment
    Umling farmers engaged in straw treatment

    Sarpang: Umling Ma Datse Tshogpa with their efforts in dairy animal rearing as an inseparable and integrated part of smallholder subsistence farming system had taken a step forward to rearing Jersey crossed bred cattle. Their interest for exotic high yielding dairy farming was encouraged through group marketing initiative to help organised product marketing.

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