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  • Third annual mushroom festival held

    A50X094715-16 August, Thimphu: The third annual mushroom festival was held in Geney geog. The opening of the event was graced by Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji along with senior officials. It was organised by community of Geney geog in collaboration with the National Mushroom Centre (NMC) and the Tourism Council of Bhutan. Currently Geney geog has some eighty members from five chiwogs.

    The festival showcased the different mushrooms for sale, traditional food stalls, local handicrafts, high altitude livestock products, farm tools and cultural programs by community and schools. The event was aimed to help preserve and promote the culture and tradition as well as to improve the livelihood of the community.

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  • Tsirang Forest Division translocated two injured birds

    Pavo cristatus
    Pavo cristatus

    Forestry staffs of Mendrelgang Beat Office, who were on the official duty spotted an injured female peafowl (Pavo cristatus) on July 19 at Balawney village under Barshong geog. With the left leg broken and wound on her chest, she has been fed and taken care by the local residents. Balawney is two hour’s drive from Damphu town with three hours walk from the nearest motorable road. The care giver of the bird said that the injured bird was lying at the side of his paddy field.

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  • Cattle breeding to be cheaper for Tephu farmers

    Untitled-1Pemagatshel: A much awaited dream of having a pure jersey bull of Tephu community under Nanong geog was fulfilled on July 15 when the government delivered them a ‘Norbu’ as villagers called it. It was a great moment for Tephu farmers as they received a bull with a khadar (religious scarf) ceremony.

    In the past, it was a nightmare for farmers to breed their cattle during heat. During the odd hours, they had to avoid the required bull services mainly due to labour shortages and long distance they had to travel. Further, their life was in stake as they had to travel through terrain and things used to get worst as the cow in heat is likely to mount the owner risking them to fall from the cliff.

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  • Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo visits UWICER

    DSC_2300August 11, Bumthang: The Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji visited the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research (UWICER) and met with the Director and faculty members of the Institute.

    Lyonpo encouraged the researchers at the Institute to write more research proposals and get funds from outside. He handed over the Rangers’ Day cup to all the staff. He also met and interacted with the trainees of the certificate course in Conservation, Environment and Forestry Studies (CEFS).

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