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  • Students from CNR attends dairy training at NJBC

    CNR students explores the farm setting
    CNR students explores the farm setting

    April 9-13, Samtse: A total of 40 students from the Department of Animal Science, College of Natural Resources (CNR) are attending the dairy production program at the National Jersey Breeding Centre (NJBC). It is an annual program conducted joinly by CNR and NJBC to provide practical oriented dairy cattle management training to students.

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  • Three days workshop on ecotourism held

    IMG_7543April 7-9, Haa: Three days workshop on ecotourism was conducted by Nature Conservation Division under Department of Forests and Park Services in Haa from 7-9 April 2018.

    The officials from protected areas of Bhutan who are involved in ecotourism development in their respective parks participated at the workshop. The workshop also included participants from key stakeholders like Ugyen Wangchuck Institute of Conservation and Environment and Research, Tourism Council of Bhutan, Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators and Handicraft Association of Bhutan with the aim to understand their roles in tourism and strengthen coordination and partnership between these agencies and Park officials.

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  • Training on Research Methodologies and Scientific Paper Writing underway

    The training is being held at the Agriculture Machinery Training CentreApril 9-14, Paro: About 30 participants from the Agriculture Research and Development Centres (Bajo, Samtenling, Wengkhar & Yusipang), central programs (NPPC, NSSC, NMC, NSC, NPHC & AMC) and Agriculture Production Division, Department of Agriculture (DoA) are attending the training on Research Methodologies and Scientific Paper Writing.

    The training is expected to enhance the knowledge and motivate the young researchers to develop a habit of scientific paper writing.

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  • Critically Endangered Chinese Pangolin rescued and released into its natural habitat in Tsirang

    1The forestry staff of Tsirang Forest Division recently rescued a critically endangered female Chinese pangolin. Upon receipt of information it had an injury, a team of forestry staff rushed to the site wherein the Pangolin had been brought to the Division Forest Office compound for further treatment and monitoring. According to Mr. Kinley, Sr. Forest Ranger who led the team said “The injured pangolin has been found in its defensive (rolled) position which is a normal habit when it comes across other creatures”. With the support of a local resident, the victim was brought to Damphu for treatment and management.

    Of the eight species of pangolin occurring globally, four species are seen in Asia whereby Bhutan harbours a good habitat for Chinese and Indian pangolins. Chinese Pangolin is reported from Bhutan, China, Hong Kong, India, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Nepal, Taiwan, Province of China, Thailand and Vietnam. However, as per the International Union for Conservation of Nature its population is in drastic decline as a result of poaching and illegal trade.

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