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  • Stakeholders’ workshop on development of Tourism Product’s Guideline

    image1December 11-15, Chukha: The Nature Conservation Division (NCD), Department of Forests and Park Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (DOFPS) in collaboration with Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) is organising a stakeholder’s workshop on development of guideline for tourism products from 11 to 15th December 2017 at Peling Resort, Phuntsholing. The objective of the workshop is to develop a guideline for the tourism product development for Bhutan. The five days workshop is attended by participants from TCB, DoFPS, Association of Bhutanese Tour Operator (ABTO), National Environment Commission (NEC), Department of Culture (DoC) and Department of Cottage and Industries (DCSI). The workshop is supported by the ICIMOD through the Kanchenjunga Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (KLCDI) project.

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  • MoU signed between UWICER, BES and SFS

    The MoU being signed between UWICER, BES and SFS at Taj Tashi
    The MoU being signed between UWICER, BES and SFS at Taj Tashi

    December 11, Thimphu: Her Royal Highness Ashi Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck, Royal Patron for the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research (UWICER) and the Bhutan Ecological Society (BES) graced the tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU) signing between UWICER, BES and School for Field Studies (SFS) at Taj Tashi.

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  • Nationwide cleaning campaign held

    A50X6019In order to mark the 11th enthronement year of His Majesty The King, a nationwide cleaning campaign was organised yesterday. Officials from the Ministry carried out the cleaning campaign at Kuenselphodrang, National Memorial Chorten and near Tashi Chho Dzong among others. The Hon’ble Lyonchhoen initiated the first nationwide cleaning campaign last year.

     

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  • DoL recognised for ‘Institutionalising Compassion’ at the 10th Asia for Animals Conference

    A symbol of recognition being handed over to the Director General, DoLThe Department of Livestock (DoL) was awarded the prestigious award for “Institutionalising Compassion” at the 10th Asia for Animals Conference that was held in Kathmandu, Nepal from December 2-5.

    The award was bestowed for its contribution towards improving the animal welfare in the country and taking lead in implementing the nationwide dog population management campaign. DoL and HSI embarked on a joint project to reduce and address increasing free-roaming dogs in Bhutan. During the nine years of successful collaboration since 2009, more than 70,000 dogs have been sterilised and vaccinated against rabies. Bhutan has also made a significant achievement technically in managing the dog population and animal welfare.

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