14 July 2017, Thimphu: The Krgyz Delegation Members led by Her Excellency Ms. Samargul Adamkulova, Ambassador of Kyrgyz to the Republic of India; Mr. Keshav Verma, Senior Advisor to the Global Snow Leopard Ecosystem Protection program (GSLEP); and Dr. Koustubh Sharma, International Coordinator, (GSLEP) Program are on an official three day visit to Bhutan.
10 July Bumthang: The National Research Centre for Animal Nutrition, Bumthang has conducted the promotional program on use of Root Crop Chopping Machine starting from Ura Geog in Bumthang Dzongkhag in pursuit of mechanising feed & fodder development activities in the country. The main objective of initiating such program was to create awareness on advantage of using handy machine among dairy farmers.
The majority of farmers in Ura Geog cultivate fodder root crop especially Swede (Brassica napus) for feeding their livestock during winter season when green fodders are not available. On average, each household harvests 2 to 3 tractor loads of Swede and thus, time required on daily manual chopping is backbreaking.
7 July 2017, Thimphu: The Nature Conservation Division in Collaboration with the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research has initiated a house crow population survey in Thimphu city area from yesterday, 6 July, for three days using transect method during early morning and evening. Through this survey, the crow population and major congregation sites in Thimphu will be mapped.