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  • Experts meet for SAARC Regional Project on community based NWFPs

    August 24-26, Thimphu: Participants from the SAARC member states of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Bhutan along with Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP), Dhaka participants from Fiji, Myanmar, Philippines, Laos and Bangladesh comes together for a consultative meeting on ‘Development of SAARC Regional Project on Community based Non-Wood Forest Products enterprise: A Sustainable business model’.

    The meeting aims at documenting the best community based enterprise on non-wood forest products (NWFPs) for up/out scaling in the member countries and develop sustainable business model on NWFPs. It will also document lessons both successful and unsuccessful on community-based enterprise on NWFPs in South and South-East Asia.

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  • Unclaimed Google Account

    In follow up to our earlier announcement regarding the Unclaimed google account for P4/P5 level officials under the Ministry, the Information and Communication Technology Division would like to again request the concerned officials (list given in the link below) to contact ICTD(it@moaf.gov.bt) for their google apps credentials by 8th Sept, 2017. Those unclaimed account by the given date will be deleted and allocate to officials of other agency in other ministry.

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  • Man sentenced to 3 years imprisonment for trying to kill musk deer in WCNP

    Bumthang: Bumthang District Court sentenced a 50-year old man from Khoma, Lhuentse to 3 years imprisonment for attempting to kill musk deers (Moschus leucogaster) in Wangchuck Centennial National Park (WCNP).

    The man was also charged for ‘escape from lawful custody’ after he eluded from the Park’s custody. He was also convicted in 2014 for killing and trading 7 musk deers and a bear. His second forest offence grades his crime as felony of fourth degree as per the Penal Code of Bhutan 2004.

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  • Protected Area Management Planning Training Workshop at PNP

    August 17-19: Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research (UWICER) conducted three days training workshop on Protected Area (PA) management planning at Phrumsengla National Park (PNP). Twelve park officials from Ura Park Head Office, Western Park Range (Ura, Bumthang), Central Park Range (Lingmethang, Mongar) and Eastern Park Range (Phawan, Lhuntse) attended it.

    The training introduced the park officials to the international standards of good management planning cycle, steps of sound management planning and requirements for successful preparation and implementation of management plans. It is the first of its kind to be conducted for PNP park officials by UWICER. The officials expressed this training workshop as one of its first kind that they are attending in their service tenure under PAs.

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