8 December, Thimphu: Mr. Johann Hesse, EU Head of Cooperation, Delhi called on the Hon’ble Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) for a wrap-up meeting.
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With the onset of harsh winter at Ladakh, India and Tibet, Cranes usually migrate to lower elevation in search of suitable habitat. Similarly, Black necked crane is no exception in migrating to some part of the Bhutan during winter season.
Owing to the effective habitat conservation effort from Department of Forests and Park Services and other Non Governmental Organizations (NGO) like Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) , every year number of black necked crane visiting the country is seen increasing.
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The two day workshop on Program Estimates for EU-TCP in support of RNR sector (Technical Corporation Project) for focal Progammee Coordinators of various Departments and Agencies under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests is being held at Hotel Migmar,Thimph from 4 -5 December 2014. The resource person of this workshop is from EU-delegation, Delhi.
The main objective of this workshop is to understand the financial and contractual aspects of the complex modality of Programme Estimate in close relation to the implementation of this project. Other objective includes reviewing the Financing Agreement, its Special Conditions, and Technical & Administrative provisions.
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On 29 November, Hon’ble Lyonpo, Yeshey Dorji, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests visited the Wangdue Territorial Forest Division on his way back from visit to Royal Orchard at Kamechu.
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A national awareness workshop on ‘International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture’, ‘Multilateral System of Germplasm Access and Benefit Sharing’, ‘Convention on Biological Diversity’, ‘Nagoyo Protocol’ and ‘Draft Access and Benefit Sharing Policy of Bhutan’ was held in Thimphu on 3 December.
The workshop was conducted as a part of series of awareness raising programs conducted by the National Biodiversity Centre (NBC) at various levels on themes surrounding biodiversity. The workshop created awareness and understanding on the international treaties and conventions surrounding biodiversity and in particular on International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) and Multilateral System (MLS) of germplasm exchange under ITPGRFA regime.
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