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  • Haa celebrates World Rangers Day

    31 July, Haa: The Hon’ble Agriculture Secretary, Dasho Rinzin Dorji graced the World Rangers Day celebration at the Jigme Khesar Strict Nature ReserveHaa yesterday. He awarded new gosa or insignia to the officials introduced by the Department of Forests and Park Services to celebrate rangers.

    Around 38 rangers from Paro and Haa were present along with Dasho Dzongda and other senior officials.

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  • 4th World Ranger Day observed with the launching of revised gosa system

    31 July Thimphu: The Department of Forests and Park Services under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests observed the fourth World Ranger Day today on 31st July 2020. Globally, the day is observed to commemorate rangers who have lost their lives or are injured in the line of duty and also to celebrate the works our rangers do on daily basis at the forefront of conservation.

    This year, the day was marked by all the field offices across the country to acknowledge the services the rangers’ render for the conservation of environment and to the nation as a whole. This year’s celebration also marked an important milestone in the history of the department with the launching of the revised gosa system. With the introduction of this gosa system, all the forestry officials will now adorn a unique gosa which in the past did not exist for all ranks of rangers. The forestry gosa system is pegged to the position classification system of the Royal Civil Service and in no way equated to other existing gosa system in the country. The design of the gosa elements features Meconopsis gakyidiana, the national flower, the logo of the department and the colour of our national flag worn as stripes, which will be worn based on the ranks. It also signifies the commitment of the department to conserve and protect the Kingdom’s pristine environment with full loyalty and dedication for the benefit of the present and future generations.

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  • Bhutan Celebrates 10th International Tiger Day at Nubi, Trongsa

    29 July, Trongsa: The Department of Forests and Park Services (DoFPS) celebrated the 10th International Tiger Day at Nubi Gewog, Trongsa on 29th July 2020. This is the second time an International Tiger Day is being celebrated at Nubi Gewog, Trongsa. The Honorable Dasho Dzongdag, Trongsa Dzongkhag graced the celebration as a Chief Guest.

    In his opening remarks, the Honorable Director, DoFPS stated the importance of tiger not only in Bhutan, but also in whole world and how respected and renowned we are when it comes to conservation of endangered species like tigers. The Director said, Trongsa region is a prime habitat for tigers and has good tiger number and as a result many human-tiger conflicts are witnessed in the region. He thanked the communities for supporting the conservation effort and mentioned the sacrifices these communities are making.

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  • Bhutan records Witch butterfly specie for the first time

    ‘Witch’, one of the butterfly species has been recorded in Bhutan for the first time. It was sighted at Jomotsangkha, Samdrup Jongkhar by Ghana Shyam Bhandari, a forester working in Jomotsangkha Wildlife Sanctuary. With the addition, Bhutan now has 759 butterfly species.

    The butterfly is scientifically known as Araotes lapithis. They are a small butterfly found in the Indomalayan realm that belongs to the lycaenids or blues family.

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