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  • Refresher Course done on the theme “Strengthening the Plant Biosecurity and Organic Agriculture Development”

    28 March 2014, Thimphu: The 13th Annual Refreshers Course on the theme “Strengthening The Plant Biosecurity and Organic Agriculture Development” for BAFRA plant regulatory and quarantine officials which was held at Thimphu ended today. The aim of the event was to improve the proficiency of the regulatory and quarantine officials to safeguard the health and life of humans, animals, plants and the environment from the risk of exotic pests and diseases.

    The two days refresher course was organised by BAFRA with fund assistance from the National Biosafety framework Project.

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  • Meeting the Developing Partners

    His Excellency Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Minister, MoAF was the Chief Guest
    His Excellency Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Minister, MoAF was the Chief Guest

    26 March, Thimphu: As of February 2014 a gap of 40% of the total allocated budget has been projected for the RNR Sector. Although some part of the budget would be supported by the Royal Government of Bhutan, the Ministry would have to continue exploring source for additional support to accomplish the national goals of the RNR Sector, shared official from the Policy and Planning Division, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) during the RNR Sector Program and Project Coordination meeting organised by the Policy and Planning Division, MoAF.

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  • Master’s Programme under TICA Scholarship for the November 2014 Intake

    TICA

    Kindly prioritise and provide field of study along with funding (full or cost sharing) for the following lots from the draft 11th Five Year HR Master Plan and submit to the Human Resoruce Division latest by 2 April, 2014 for onward submission to the Royal Civil Service Commission. The final areas of study will be announced in the media and RCSC website.
    – HRD

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  • GPS Collaring of Asian Elephants in Southern Bhutan

    Photo 1: Collared Female Elephant
    Photo 1: Collared Female Elephant

    In an attempt to better understand the conflict surrounding elephants and farmers in Southern Bhutan, the Wildlife Conservation Division (WCD) and the Samtse Forest Division has successfully collared two Asian Elephants Elephas maximus indicus in the adjoining areas of Khaling Wildlife Sanctuary. The makhna (tuskless male) was collared on March 16 and the female from a different herd on March 18 by fitting with satellite (GPS) collars using both iridium and VHF tracking mode. This scheme is part of a larger effort to understand and manage human wildlife conflicts where various schemes already in place include solar electric fencing, habitat improvement, and awareness meetings.

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