The RNR related legislation Acts and Rules are now available online for download. Please click on the links below:
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The Human Resource Division, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests is pleased to announce the following vacancies under EU Funded Project (The European Union Technical Cooperation Project in support of Renewable Natural Resources sector) on fixed term contract for 21 months:
|Position Title||Minimum Qualification Required||Position level||No. of posts|
|Assistant Project Officer (Logistics)||Bachelor’s degree||P5 A||1|
|Assistant Project Officer (Finance and Administration)||Bachelor’s degree||P5 A||1|
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The Policy and Planning Division under Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Thimphu would like to invite air fare rates offer from authorized ticketing agents as per the details specified below:
|Date||Sector||No. of passengers||Mode /Class|
|20 Sept 2016||Paro – Kathmandu||2||Economy|
|23 Sept 2016||Kathmandu – Paro|
|26 Sept 2016||Paro-Dhaka||1||Economy|
|29 Sept 2016||Dhaka – Paro|
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At the International Union for Conservation of Natures’ 6th World Conservation Congress held in Honolulu, Hawaii, from 1-10 September 2016, two Bhutanese officials were recognized by the global community for their exemplary contribution to nature conservation in Bhutan. The two awardees are Rebecca Pradhan, Senior Ecologist from Royal Society for Protection of Nature, and Sonam Wangchuk, Chief of Wildlife and CITES MA, Department of Forest and Park Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests.
Rebecca Pradhan was bestowed the “Hotspot Heroes” by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) for her life long self motivated expertise and dedication in the conservation of the critically endangered white bellied heron in Bhutan. The award was presented on 4th September evening at the 15th anniversary of CEPF at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA together with 15 other awardees from across the globe.
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A seven member Bhutanese officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation and Royal Society for Protection of Nature participated in the IUCN’s 6th World Conservation Congress held in Honolulu from 1-10 September 2016. The congress is organized every four years with the last one held in October 2012 at Jeju. The 10 days congress with the central theme “Planet at the Crossroads” brought together world’s greatest minds and environmental leaders from the government, civil society, indigenous communities, private sectors, and academia.
The congress outlined opportunities to address some of the greatest challenges facing nature conservation and the urgent action needed to ensure long term survival of life on Earth and the planet’s ability to sustain them. Key decisions included closure of domestic markets for elephant ivory, the urgency of protecting the high seas, the need to protect primary forests, no-go areas for industrial activities within protected areas and an official IUCN policy on biodiversity offsets.
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