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  • Successfully rescue and relocation of a Himalayan Serow

    serow19 March 2014, GPS location: N 27’19.313′ and E 089’33.653′, Altitude: 2140m: An emergency out call was sent by the Wildlife Conservation Division to rescue a female Himalayan Serow (Scientific name: Capricornis sumatraensis) at the place known as Char Kilo, on the way to the road under construction to the sit of the Education City. The rescue team reached the site at 12:30 am and the very active serow of around 6-7 years age was caught using a nylon rope on the tree. There were no injuries to the serow and the forestry official on duty at the site said the serow’s habitat could be above the Education city construction site and the labourers might have chased away the serow.

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  • Belgian Ambassador pays a farewell visit to the MoAF Lyonpo

    His Excellency Pierre Vaesen the Ambassador of His Majesty the King of the Belgians called on the Hon'ble Minister of Agriculture and Forests, Lyonpo Yeshi Dorji. The Ambassador who was based in New Delhi and was Ambassador of Belgium to both India and Bhutan was on a farewell visit to Bhutan as he will be retiring soon. The Ambassador and the Minister discussed ways in which Belgium and Bhutan could work together on joint projects in the future such as Agro-foods.
    His Excellency Pierre Vaesen the Ambassador of His Majesty the King of the Belgians and Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture and Forests, Lyonpo Yeshi Dorji.

    24 March 2014: His Excellency Pierre Vaesen the Ambassador of His Majesty the King of the Belgians called on the Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture and Forests, Lyonpo Yeshi Dorji. The Ambassador who was based in New Delhi and was Ambassador of Belgium to both India and Bhutan was on a farewell visit to Bhutan as he will be retiring soon. The Ambassador and his team of two other embassy staff and the MoAF Minister discussed ways in which Belgium and Bhutan could work together on joint projects in the future such as Agro-foods.

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  • Waste Cleaning Campaign along Pachhu

    Coinciding with the World Water Day on 22nd March, 2014, the Divisional Forestry Office, Paro has organized waste cleaning campaign along the bank of Pachhu in coordination with six educational institutes: Paro College of Education, Kuen Gaa HSS, Yoezerling HSS, Tenzin HSS, Shari HSS and Lango MSS.

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    World Water Day observed at Paro

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  • Consultative workshop on H7N9 concludes

    Honl'ble Minister addressing the participants during the closing session closing remarks
    Hon’ble Minister addressing the participants during the closing session

    Thimphu, 17-19 March: A three day national consultative workshop organised in order to enhance country’s  preparedness and contingency plan for H7N9 concluded at the Rochog Pel Hotel. The workshop was felt necessary considering the increasing cases of H7N9 in humans in China since March 2013, which has caused around 119 deaths out of 384 cases reported. H7N9 is a new bird flu strain of the species Influenza virus A, an unusually dangerous virus for humans, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). It is more humanised than H5N1.

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