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  • Himalayan Black Bear successfully rescued and released

    Untitled23 December 2014: The Rescue team rushed to Zabasa village in Kabisa gewog under Punakha Dzongkhag to rescue the Himalayan Black bear which was trapped in the cable snare set up by Ap Wangdi. Ap Wangdi had set up the cable snare to protect his calves and chickens from predation by the Himalayan Black Bear which has been visiting his place quite frequently. The bear got entangled in the snare at 2:00 AM on 23 December 2014.

    Ap Wangdi informed the forestry extension office of Kabisa about the incident and requested for help. The extension agent immediately called the rescue team of the Wildlife Rescue and Animal Health Section of the Wildlife Conservation Division and requested for the rescue and relocation of the trapped bear.

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  • 10th Biodiversity Fair held at Samdrup Jongkhar

    Seed distribution and exchange among different farmer groups
    Seed distribution and exchange among different farmer groups

    The National Biodiversity Centre (NBC) in collaboration with the Dzongkhag Agriculture Sector Samdrup Jongkhar and RNR-RDC Bhur organized a one-day Biodiversity Fair at Samdrup Jongkhar Middle Secondary School ground on 17th December 2014.  The Fair was participated by 70 farmer representatives from various geogs of Samdrup Jongkhar and a community Seed Bank farmer group from Bumthang. The regional heads, Dzongkhag Sector heads, extension agents and, students and teachers from nearby schools of the Dzongkhag also participated in the Fair.

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