23 February, Bumthang: “This whole new initiative of tourism promotion has encouraged the people in tourism activity, we lack avenues for income generation and this festival has opened many avenues especially in community based tourism” said Gup Thinley Namgyel, Tang Gewog, Bumthang.
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.
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.
February 10, 2014, Paro: To help tackle illegal wildlife trade, the Department of Forest and Park Services (DoFPS) in partnership with International Fund for Animal Welfare-Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW-WTI) and INTERPOL is holding the second training workshop on ‘Prevention of Wildlife Trade (PWT)’ for officials of various enforcement agencies of the Royal Government of Bhutan.
10 February, Thimphu: HE Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Ministr for Agriculture and Forests launched the ‘Guideline for Facilitation of Contractual Supply of RNR Products by Farmers Groups to Institutes’ in the presence of Mr. Tom Dreksen, Managing Director for Agriculture, SNV and other officials from the ministry and SNV.