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  • Bhutan’s 2nd dog population survey shows remarkable progress in canine management program

    Thimphu: Humane Society International (HSI) in a joint project with the Department of Livestock, Bhutan has conducted its second dog population survey in Bhutan since 2009, when the country’s National Dog Population Management and Rabies Control Project (NDPMRCP) was launched. Approximately 85,000 dogs in Bhutan have undergone sterilisation and anti-rabies vaccination till date.

    After researchers analyse the results, they will be able to determine the pet population per 100 humans. The findings will be crucial for designing responsible pet ownership and community engagement programs.

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  • Out-going MoAF Minister hands over the Ministry’s responsibility to Dasho Secretary

    The handing-taking being done between the out-going Minister and Dasho Secretary

    August 9, Thimphu: As per the Royal Command and consequent to the dissolution of the Cabinet, the out-going Minister for Agriculture and Forests (MoAF), Yeshey Dorji handed over the entire duties, responsibilities and powers vested on him as the Head of the Ministry to Dasho Rinzin Dorji, the MoAF Secretary.

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  • International Tiger Day celebrated

    This year, the International Tiger Day was celebrated at Norbugang Primary School, Nganglam in Pemagatshel on July 29. The Global Tiger Centre in Gelephu and the Royal Manas National Park (RMNP) led the celebration with a theme, ‘Monks and Farmers for Tiger Conservation’.

    More than 500 people including farmers from all chiwogs of Norbugang, forestry officials and others gathered. The Drangpon of the Nganglam Drungkhag Court graced the day.

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  • World Ranger Day Celebrated

    Thimphu, 31 July: World Ranger Day is observed annually by the International Ranger Federation’s (IRF) Member Associations, the Thin Green Line Foundation and by organisations and individuals who support and acknowledge the work of forestry rangers worldwide. The day also commemorates the forestry rangers killed or injured in the line of duty and celebrates the critical work rangers to protect our natural treasures.

    The first World Ranger Day was observed in 2007 on the 15th anniversary of the founding of IRF. Founded in 1992, IRF is a non-profit organisation that helps to raise understanding and supports the crucial work that the world’s park rangers do in preserving natural and cultural heritage. The IRF aims to empower rangers by supporting their national or state organisations or assisting in the establishment of local ranger associations in countries where they do not currently exist. IRF is governed by an elected international executive committee elected every three years at the World Ranger Congress.

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