• Bhutan Celebrates 10th International Tiger Day at Nubi, Trongsa

    29 July, Trongsa: The Department of Forests and Park Services (DoFPS) celebrated the 10th International Tiger Day at Nubi Gewog, Trongsa on 29th July 2020. This is the second time an International Tiger Day is being celebrated at Nubi Gewog, Trongsa. The Honorable Dasho Dzongdag, Trongsa Dzongkhag graced the celebration as a Chief Guest.

    In his opening remarks, the Honorable Director, DoFPS stated the importance of tiger not only in Bhutan, but also in whole world and how respected and renowned we are when it comes to conservation of endangered species like tigers. The Director said, Trongsa region is a prime habitat for tigers and has good tiger number and as a result many human-tiger conflicts are witnessed in the region. He thanked the communities for supporting the conservation effort and mentioned the sacrifices these communities are making.

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  • 2019 Gewog Agriculture Statistics: in support of planning and developmental activities for agriculture sector

    The 2019 Gewog Agriculture Statistics (2019 GAS) provides disaggregated information of gewog level agricultural production based on the 2019 Annual Agriculture Survey. The 2019 GAS is important as it provides the profile of gewog agriculture operations of the holdings in the country. Such information is critical to enhance the evidence-based decisions to develop and implement effective policies and programs related to agriculture sector in the country.

    The release covers the information pertaining to crops cultivated by farmers and their production presented by gewogs. Farming population in Bhutan predominantly practice mixed cropping-growing a large variety of crops.

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  • Bhutan records Witch butterfly specie for the first time

    ‘Witch’, one of the butterfly species has been recorded in Bhutan for the first time. It was sighted at Jomotsangkha, Samdrup Jongkhar by Ghana Shyam Bhandari, a forester working in Jomotsangkha Wildlife Sanctuary. With the addition, Bhutan now has 759 butterfly species.

    The butterfly is scientifically known as Araotes lapithis. They are a small butterfly found in the Indomalayan realm that belongs to the lycaenids or blues family.

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  • Integrated fishery and piggery farm performing well in Pemagsatshel

    Pemagatshel: Integrated fishery and piggery farm owned by a farmer, Mahindra at Yuridrang under Shumer gewog is one of the successful ventures.

    It is the first commercial fishery farm in the Dzongkhag with a total area of 12954M2. It has thirteen ponds with pakshong, banana and avocado trees creating a serene and beautiful environment. To improve the fish nutrition and cut down the production cost, a feed efficiency feeding program has been introduced. Napier and Alzola are being fed to provide protein sources for fish along with local feeds.

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