• Human Conflicts with Bears

    11 October, Thimphu: Representatives from the Wildlife Conservation Division (WCD) under the Department of Forest and Park Services met with the monks of Tango, Cheri and Taktsang monastery to resolve the human bear conflict issue to the  tsamkhang (hermitage) located near Tango and Cheri  monastery in Thimphu and Taktsang monastery in Paro.

    The Himalayan Black Bear was identified to cause the issues. WCD states that as human settlement spread over more land, many bear populations find themselves living in close proximity to humans and human food sources. Attracted to the prospect of an easy meal, wild bears become used to feeding on food and garbage that appear nearby. When these food sources are not properly bear-proofed, encounters with humans become almost inevitable.

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  • Quotation for air tickets

    The Policy and Planning Division under Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF), Thimphu would like to invite air fare rates offer from authorized ticketing agents for travel as per the details specified below.

    Date Sector No.of passangers Mode /Class
    10/11/2013 Paro-Bkk 2 Economy
    Bkk-Pattaya 2 Air/road transportation
    19/11/2013 Pattaya- Bkk 2 Air/road transportation
    19/11/2013 Bkk-Paro 2 Economy

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  • Fodder conservation technology proved to be a success in Samdrupjongkhar

    Samdrupjongkhar: The Samdrupjongkhar Dzonkhag Livestock Sector has introduced the making of silage bag as one of the winter fodder conservation technology to ensure fodder availability throughout the year, minimise cost, enrich crop residue and to make optimal use of green forage during summer.

    The introduction of exotic grass like Guatemala (tripsecumlaxum) and Napier(Pennisetumpurpureum) in the Dzingkhag has been a success till date, due to being a perennial. It grows on their own after the harvest and need not required to be sown regularly, it ultimately reduces the work load.

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