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  • Common Leopard set free

    120 October, Sarpang. The Staff of Wildlife Rescue and Animal Health Section under Wildlife Conservation Division, DoFPS rushed to Thongjhazur village under Umling Geog in Sarpang Dzongkhag to rescue the common leopard which was caught in the trap set up by the villagers. The trapped was a male leopard weighing 65 kilograms and of approximately 7-8 years.

    The trap was set up at the distance of about 70-80 meters away from the village settlement for the protection of their field crops from wild animals like wild boar, sambar and barking deer. Further Mr. Tashi Tshering also said that the trap was set to protect their paddy and maize form the wild animals. Unfortunately common leopard was captured inside the trap in the night of 18th October. The villagers found this captured leopard while they were carrying out the Community forestry boundary survey and they immediately informed it to the Park Range Officer.

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  • HE Mr. Andris Piebalgs meets Hon’ble MoAF Secretary

    20141022_15182122 October, Thimphu: His Excellency (HE) Mr. Andris Piebalgs, European Union Commissioner for Development with a team consisting of Mrs. Anda Piebalgs, HE Dr. Joao Cravinho, Ambassador of EU to Bhutan; Mr.Domenico Rosa, Member of Cabinet; Ms. Karine Olislagers, attache from the EU Cooperation of Delegation; Ms. Anna Becker, Desk officer for Bhutan and Nepal from European External Action Service; Mr. Ubaldo Lorenzini, Cooperation Officer for Bhutan and Nepal from the Development and Cooperation- EuropeAid called on Dasho Tenzin Dhendup, the Hon’ble Secretary for Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF).

    The delegation team expressed their enthusiasm to learn about the agriculture scenario of the country, Ministry’s role in helping the farmers, forest benefits to the people and the measures and mitigation activities taken by the Ministry for the natural calamities.

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  • Phobjikha observes its first World Food Day Celebration

    116 October, Wangdue. With the hoisting of United Nations Flag alongside National Flag the 34th World Food Day celebration took off on the grounds of Phobjikha Middle Secondary School, Wangdue.

    The event was graced by Dasho Namgay Wangchuk, Director General of Council of RNR Research (CoRRB), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF), Mr. Karma Yeshi, Director General of Department of Education (DoE), Ministry of Education (MoE), Mr. Chador Tenzin country representative of Food and Agriculture organization (FAO), Mr. Dungkar Drukpa representative of World Food programme (WFP), Dasho Dzongrab, other officials from the two ministries, teachers, students and enthusiastic parents and residents from nearby villages gathered to witness the event.

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  • Protecting the Golden Mahaseer

    The function was presided over by Dasho Dzongdag of Sarpang Dzongkhag and chaired by the Director of the Department of Livestock in the presence of officials from DoL, Heads of the Schools and various Department representatives in Sarpang and Gelephu
    The function was presided over by Dasho Dzongdag of Sarpang Dzongkhag and chaired by the Director of the Department of Livestock in the presence of officials from DoL, Heads of the Schools and various Department representatives in Sarpang and Gelephu

    30 September, 2014, Sarpang: As part of its initiatives towards conservation of pristine aquatic bio-diversity the National Centre for Aquaculture (NCA), Bhutan’s nucleus centre for development of Aquaculture in Bhutan, under the guidance of the Department of Livestock (DoL) has released 3527 numbers of Golden Mahaseer fingerlings few miles upstream of Rongchhu River at Tsachu under Sarpang Dzongkhag. This is the 2nd batch of Golden Mahaseer fingerlings.

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