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  • Presentation of the final draft National Strategies and Action Plan to the members of parliament

    NC.NA pptn 5th Sept 2014_NA_NCOn 5th September, 2014, the National Task Force for the revision of National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plan (NBSAP) presented the final draft NBSAP to the Environment and Urban Development Committee (EUDC) of the National Assembly and Natural Resources and Environment Committee (NREC) of the National Council.

    The objective of the presentation was to create awareness and update the members of the parliament on the revised NBSAP. It was also to receive feedback and comments to strengthen the strategic action plan.

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  • Wangchuck Centennial Park Office inaugurated

    WCP being inaugurated
    WCP being inaugurated

    5 September, Bumthang: Nasiphey village in Bumthang Dzongkhag saw the inauguration of the Wangchuck Centennial Park (WCP)  by Her Majesty the Queen Mother, Ashi  Tshering Pem Wangchuck accompanied by the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Dasho Dzongrab, Dasho Drangpon, RNR sector heads, officials from the Gross National Happiness Commission, Ministry and other dignitaries.

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  • Presentation of the final draft National Strategies and Action Plan to the RNR-GNHC Committee

    RNR committee pptn 4th Sept 2014 2The final draft National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plan (NBSAP) was presented to the RNR-GNH committee on 4th September 2014 at MoAF conference hall. The current NBSAP is the 3rd revised version of the Biodiversity Action Plan.

    The document was revised through a series of consultations amongst the national task force members and stakeholder workshops over a period of two years, under the coordination of National Biodiversity Centre. Revision is undertaken in line with the principle of maintaining a “living” document which takes into account the changing needs and priorities of the country in biodiversity management. It also demonstrates the national commitment to global efforts in biodiversity management by aligning the national targets with the global Aichi Biodiversity targets, which was endorsed by the heads of the countries in 2010 during the 10th COP at Nagoya, Japan.

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  • Bilateral meeting between MoAF and NLC

    Meeting in progress1 September, Thimphu: The Hon’ble Lyonpo, Yeshey Dorji chaired a bilateral meeting held between the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests and National Land Commission (NLC). The meeting discussed the implementation modalities for Sokshing and Tsamdro guidelines including issues related to lease of government reserved lands for commercial agriculture. Also present were the Hon’ble Secretary for NLC, Dasho Pem Tshewang and senior officials from the Ministry and NLC.

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