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  • Bhutan Biodiversity Portal hits 1000 Observation mark

    February 28, 2014: After little over two months of the launch of the Bhutan Biodiversity Portal on 17th December 2013, by Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Minister for Agriculture and Forests, the observations in the Bhutan Biodiversity Portal (www.biodiversity.bt ) has raced to 1000.

    The observations were contributed by biodiversity enthusiasts from all walks of life and showcase the country’s rich biodiversity as well as the enthusiasm and interest amongst Bhutanese and others in studying, cherishing and conserving it. Currently, there are more than 140 registered users from Bhutan as well as from outside the country, who share their passion, expertise and love for biodiversity on this portal.

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  • Picture story: New Bangladeshi Ambassador calls on Hon’ble Lyonpo

    His Excellency, Mr. Jishnu Roy Choudhury, new Ambassador-Designate of Bangladesh to Bhutan (left) and Minister for Agriculture and Forests, Hon’ble Lyonpo, Yeshey Dorji (right)
    His Excellency, Mr. Jishnu Roy Choudhury, new Ambassador-Designate of Bangladesh to Bhutan (left) and Minister for Agriculture and Forests, Hon’ble Lyonpo, Yeshey Dorji (right)

    24 February, Thimphu: His Excellency, Mr. Jishnu Roy Choudhury, new Ambassador-Designate of Bangladesh to Bhutan called on the Minister for Agriculture and Forests, Hon’ble Lyonpo, Yeshey Dorji .

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  • 4th Takin Festival

    students at the festival
    students at the festival

    21 February, Gasa: ‘Gasa Dzongkhag unlike other Dzongkhags is limited to industrial development and therefore we must promote eco-tourism in Gasa’ said Dasho Dzongdag, Gasa Dzongkhag during the opening of the fourth Takin Festival held on 21 February coinciding with the birth anniversary of His Majesty the King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.

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  • Knowing land and Sustainable Land Management

    Director General, DoA sharing the implications of Land Degradation
    Director General, DoA sharing the implications of Land Degradation

    17 February, Thimphu: ‘Bhutan annually losses 29 Mt/Ha of fertile top soil to land degradation, and if not managed properly it will be a very serious threat in the future’, shared Mr. Tashi Wangdi, Department of Agriculture (DoA), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) to the members of the National Council of Bhutan during the Sensitization Workshop on Combating Land Degradation for the Parliamentarians of Bhutan. Although land is the most important natural capital, investment on sustainable land management practice has been carried out on a very small scale, and there is a need to develop an integrated national land use policy or a separate national Sustainable Land Management Policy.

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