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  • International Snow Leopard Day celebrated

    IMG_4901-editThe Wildlife Conservation Division in collaboration with Paro Territorial Forest Division jointly organised the Second International Snow Leopard Day at Drugyel Lower Secondary School, Paro on 23rd October 2015. The Global Snow Leopard Conservation Forum in 2013 at Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic adopted 23rd October as International Snow Leopard Day. This year is also accepted as the ‘International Year of the Snow leopards’. The theme for his year’s celebration is “Taking Stock of the Elusive Snow Leopard for a Healthy Alpine Ecosystem”.

    The theme is linked to the ongoing National Snow Leopard Survey aimed to estimate the population of the species in the country and further to develop a long term landscape conservation management plan for Bhutan’s snow leopards and their prey base.

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  • Picture Story on visit by Thai Delegation from Meajo University, Changmai

    October 20 Thimphu: A four member Thai delegation led by vice president  Asst. Prof. Dr. Yong youth Srigiofun from Meajo University, Changmai, Thailand called on Hon’ble Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests to explore the possibility of signing a MoU between the University and the Ministry. The meeting also discussed on exchange programs between the staff of MoAF and the university.

    The delegates also discussed on the possibility of providing short term internship for Bhutanese youth at agriculture and livestock farms at the university for those who are  interested in taking up agriculture and livestock enterprises.

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  • 35th World Food Day Celebrated at Martsala

    Opening Ceremony
    Opening Ceremony

    October 16, Samdrupjongkhar: The Martsala geog is one of the remotest geogs in Samdrupjongkhar, it celebrated its first World Food Day at the Martsala Middle Secondary School. Samdrupjongkhar is the 17th Dzongkhag to celebrate the Day in the country. The day marks the foundation day of FAO and its 70th birth anniversary celebrating the theme “Social Protection and Agriculture: Breaking the Cycle of Rural Poverty.”

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