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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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  • Bhutan For Life Secretariat Office launched

    Thimphu, July 31: The Hon’ble Lyonchhoen Dasho Tshering Tobgay and Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji launched the secretariat office for Bhutan For Life (BFL) project at the WWF Bhutan office.

    The launch was a symbolic inauguration to celebrate the opening of the secretariat office which will manage the BFL fund -a USD $43 million fund that will permanently manage Bhutan’s network protected areas.

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  • Notice inviting quotation: Wangdue Forest Division

    Wangdue Forest Division, Lobesa is pleased to invite sealed quotations from the eligible suppliers holding valid trade license for the following supplies for 2018-2019 financial year.

    SNParticulars
    1Supply of Annual Office Stationery
    2Supply of Plantation & Nursery items

    The tender document can be obtained from Adm. Section, Wangdue Forest Division, Lobesa upon payment of Nu. 300/-(non-refundable) w.e.f 30 July,2018 during office hours. The last date for submission of tender is on 30 August, 2018 on or before 1 pm and will be opened on the same day at 2:30 pm at Wangdue Forest Division Conference Hall, Lobesa. The earnest money is required along with the bids in the form of cash warrant/demand draft/Bank guarantee drawn in favour of the Chief Forestry Officer, Wangdue Forest Division, Lobesa.

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  • Haa Summer Festival: Platform for Regional cooperation for sustainable yak production in Kangchenjunga Landscape

    14-15 July 2018: The Kangchenjunga Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (KLCDI) partners from India, Nepal and Bhutan participated in the Haa Summer Festival from 14th to 15th July 2018 at Haa, Bhutan. The KLCDI is a transboundary conservation and development programme jointly implemented by the government of Bhutan, India and Nepal. It is facilitated and supported by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) based in Kathmandu, Nepal.

    The festival brought together more than 500 visitors and it was graced by His Excellency, Dasho Tshering Tobgay, Prime Minister of Bhutan and other dignitaries. The objectives of festival were to celebrate rich traditions of Bhutan’s nomadic herders, its living-culture, unique Bhutanese cuisine, traditional sports and religious performances.

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