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  • Training on Feed and Fodder underway

    The participants with the Thai resource persons
    The participants with the Thai resource persons

    30 July to 2 August 2014, Bumthang: A four days training on feed and fodder is under way at the National Centre for Animal Nutrition (NCAN). Thirty participants from Regional Livestock Development Centres (RLDC) of Kanglung, Tsimasham, Wangdue and Zhemgang and officials from NCAN and RNR-RDC Jakar are attending it. The training is being facilitated by five resource persons from the Department of Livestock Development, Thailand. During the training period, various topics related to animal nutrition including fodder development for enhancing animal production in the country will be covered.

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  • Orientation Program Conducted for 7th Batch of Trainees at UWICE

    uwice131 July Bumthang: The seventh batch trainees will be starting their one year certificate course in Conservation, Environment and Forestry Studies from 1 August 2014 at the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment. The new batch consists of fifteen trainees including ten in-service from Natural Resources Development Corporation Limited (NRDCL) and five pre-service trainees. The 7th batch trainees attended the day-long orientation program at the Institute today.

    The Officiating Director and the faculty members of the Institute joined the orientation program to welcome them to the Institute. “The orientation program is conducted to ensure that trainees feel at home, become part of the Institute and most importantly, feel comfortable here” said the Dean of Training and Academic Affairs of the Institute.

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  • Training of Trainers Workshop on Community Self Assessment for Conservation Project

    Participants (1)24-26th July 2014: A three-day Training of Trainers Workshop on Community Self Assessment for on-farm conservation project on Biodiversity Use and Conservation in Asia Program (BUCAP) Project is underway at Gelephu. The Project is supported through South East Asia Regional Initiatives for Community Empowerment (SEARICE), based in the Philippines. It focuses on the conservation, development and sustainable use of cereal diversity in the country.

    The workshop is attended by 15 project stakeholders from regional Renewable Natural Resources Research and Development Centres of Wengkhar, Bhur and Bajo, and Agriculture Extension Officials from the respective project sites of Drujeygang, Tarraythang, Samtse, Wangphu and Kengkhar. The workshop focuses on the use of Community Self Assessment (CSA) Tools to assess the impacts the project beneficiary/communities themselves.

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  • Message from H.E LyonpoYeshey Dorji, Minister for Agriculture and Forests on International Tiger Day

    Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji
    Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji

    In the last 100 years, we have lost over 97% of all wild tigers to indiscriminate poaching, habitat loss and human-wildlife conflict. The tiger population in 1913 was estimated to be about 100,000, which is now drastically reduced to only about 3,200 tigers in only 13 countries*. Bhutan is one of these fortunate countries where this magnificent animal can still be found roaming the forests all the way from the warm southern regions to the cold alpine forests. This great fortune of our nation was bestowed upon the present and future generations by our visionary Monarchs, who continue to symbolize the epitome of Conservation leadership for Bhutan and the Global community.

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  • Gearing towards reviving aged old tradition – Yak Farming in Tang

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    Narut community members engaged in rangeland fencing

    Yak farming is one of the main farming activities of the highland communities in northern Dzongkhags for decades. In the similar way, the community of Narut under Tang Geog in Bumthang Dzongkhag had been rearing the yaks in the past. The yak herders in those days used the natural pasture (Tsamdro) at Namgong and Phokpai for grazing their yaks.

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