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  • Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo’s Message on World Wildlife Day 2016

    The United Nation’s General Assembly has proclaimed March 3 as the World Wildlife Day and on the occasion of this important day, Bhutan is joining hands across the globe to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora.

    In particular, this year’s theme “the future of wildlife is in our hands” with elephants being the main focus of global campaign reinforces the inextricable link between wildlife, people and sustainable development. Studies have shown that species are disappearing at 50 to 100 times the natural rate of extinction. This is happening mainly because of unsustainable human activities through habitat destruction brought about by unchecked change in land use and by poaching for trading wildlife and its parts. Poaching and illegal wildlife trade has reached unprecedented levels globally and is considered almost equivalent in value to that of drugs smuggling. In just about two years from 2010-2012 more than 100,000 elephants were poached for its ivory in Africa and Asia.

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  • Bhutan hosted 26th session of APCAS

    APCAS 26 delegates with the Hon'ble Agriculture and Forests Minister, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji
    APCAS 26 delegates with the Hon’ble Agriculture and Forests Minister, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji

    15-19 Feb 2016, Le Meridien, Thimphu: That the 57% of global population lives in Asia and Pacific region and the 62% of the world’s under-nourished is in the same region, meeting future food security is deemed critical. This is best done through obtaining more accurate agricultural statistics for taking informed decisions.

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    This is to inform that the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) vide letter No. RCSC/WS-3/2016/2237 dated January 28, 2016 has decided to extend the deadline for non-respondents by one month (till February 28, 2016) to register as CSWS members using form 3.1, or opt out using form 3.6. Failure to respond within this final deadline will now result in civil servants being out of the CSWS permanently.

    Please note that this will not apply to those who have already opted out of the CSWS.

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