• Master’s Programme under TICA Scholarship for the November 2014 Intake

    TICA

    Kindly prioritise and provide field of study along with funding (full or cost sharing) for the following lots from the draft 11th Five Year HR Master Plan and submit to the Human Resoruce Division latest by 2 April, 2014 for onward submission to the Royal Civil Service Commission. The final areas of study will be announced in the media and RCSC website.
    – HRD

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  • Requisition for Australian Volunteers for the 2014 Recruitment

    This is with regard to Requisition for Australian Volunteers for the 2014 recruitment and to be dispatched in October, 2014.

    Please note the following:

    The requisition form can be downloaded from the RCSC website at www.rcsc.gov.bt.

    1. Incomplete and wrongly filled forms shall not be entertained;
    2. The requisition (s) that is/are in pipeline (attached) need not be submitted again;
    3. Nomination of a full time qualified counterpart to work with the volunteer and please avoid frequent changes in the counterpart;
    4. Any request (s) made directly to the AVID – Bhutan Country Office will not be endorsed.

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  • Jigme Singye Wangchuck Outstanding Environmental Award (2014)

    The Jigme Singye Wangchuck Outstanding Environmental Stewardship Award honours individuals, groups and institutions from all backgrounds for a lifetime of contribution towards ensuring the security and sustainability of Bhutan’s pristine environment. The 3rd award will be conferred on the 1st of June 2014 coinciding with the Opening Ceremony of the International Ethnobiology Congress at the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWICE) in Bumthang.

    Please make your nominations at www.jsw-oesa.gov.bt. Or call Mr. Tshering Tempa at 17797462 for details. Nominations will be accepted till 30 April 2014.

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  • GPS Collaring of Asian Elephants in Southern Bhutan

    Photo 1: Collared Female Elephant
    Photo 1: Collared Female Elephant

    In an attempt to better understand the conflict surrounding elephants and farmers in Southern Bhutan, the Wildlife Conservation Division (WCD) and the Samtse Forest Division has successfully collared two Asian Elephants Elephas maximus indicus in the adjoining areas of Khaling Wildlife Sanctuary. The makhna (tuskless male) was collared on March 16 and the female from a different herd on March 18 by fitting with satellite (GPS) collars using both iridium and VHF tracking mode. This scheme is part of a larger effort to understand and manage human wildlife conflicts where various schemes already in place include solar electric fencing, habitat improvement, and awareness meetings.

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