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  • DNA barcoding training underway at NBC

    A 12-day training course on DNA barcoding started at the National Biodiversity Centre (NBC), Serbithang from October 223 with fund from the Secretariat to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and resource persons from Naturalis Biodiversity Centre, Netherlands.

    DNA barcoding is a rapidly developing methodology in characterising biological diversity through use of short, standardised DNA fragments. It lies at an interface between genomics and biodiversity science, offering a suite of molecular tools for fast and reliable species identification as well as species discovery.

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  • Statistical Release on auction of crops during January-June 2018

    This statistical release is based on analysis of auction data on crops provided by Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCBL). It presents the half yearly volume and value of different crops auctioned in 4 (Four) auction yards of Phuntsholing, Samtse, Samdrupjongkhar and Gaylegphu during the period January-June 2018. Information on the auction of crops in terms of volume and value of different crops for the same period in 2017 is also presented in this release, to give a sense of trend in auction of crops.

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  • Hon’ble Advisor to MoAF meets WWF’s Vice President

    October 25, Thimphu:  Dr. Roberto Troya, Vice President, WWF and Regional Director of Latin America and the Caribbean and Director for WWF US offices in Nepal, Bhutan and Namibia called on the Hon’ble Advisor to Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF), Dasho Penjore.

    Welcoming the delegation, Dasho commended that WWF has been the one of the main partners for Bhutan in strengthening environmental conservation. He highlighted the exemplary partnership between Bhutan and WWF on Bhutan For Life.

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  • World Food Day observed in Thimphu

    October 16, Thimphu: World Food Day (WFD) is observed every year on 16 October to mark the foundation day of FAO since its inception in 1945. Events of different natures were organised in over 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. This year the global theme was “Our Actions are Our Future; Zero Hunger World by 2030 is possible”.

    The day in Bhutan was marked at NRDCL with School Agriculture Programme (SAP) award winners, students, teachers, government officials and members of UN organisations. The day promotes worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all. WFD is a chance to show our commitment to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 as well as celebrate the progress towards reaching Zero Hunger world.

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  • First sighting of White-bellied Heron in Phrumsengla National Park

    It was on 9 October 2018 at 4pm, an adult White-bellied Heron (Ardea insignis) was found feeding at one of the shallow river sites towards the right river bank of Kurichu near Lingmethang, Mongar (N27°16’7.79″, E91°11′ 30.30″, Altitude-520m). The area where the bird was sighted falls within the jurisdiction of the Phrumsengla National Park with Chirpine forest (Pinus roxburghii) as dominant vegetation. The bird is suspected to have migrated from Yangbari from the downstream of Kurichu since its presence was reported by Dr. Sherub from UWICER during last summer.

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