• International Snow Leopard Day celebrated

    IMG_4901-editThe Wildlife Conservation Division in collaboration with Paro Territorial Forest Division jointly organised the Second International Snow Leopard Day at Drugyel Lower Secondary School, Paro on 23rd October 2015. The Global Snow Leopard Conservation Forum in 2013 at Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic adopted 23rd October as International Snow Leopard Day. This year is also accepted as the ‘International Year of the Snow leopards’. The theme for his year’s celebration is “Taking Stock of the Elusive Snow Leopard for a Healthy Alpine Ecosystem”.

    The theme is linked to the ongoing National Snow Leopard Survey aimed to estimate the population of the species in the country and further to develop a long term landscape conservation management plan for Bhutan’s snow leopards and their prey base.

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  • Notification on Prevention of Forest fires

    The Forest Fire Management Section, (FPED) of Department of Forest and Park Services would like to remind all concerned that with the onset of the dry season, all are requested to carry out forest fire preventive measures. This has become even more important since our country will be celebrating the 60th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the fourth Druk Gyalpo. So, all are requested to be extra vigilant especially during the Celebrations in order not to disrupt this important occasion.

    Towards this, we are pleased to attach a formal notification from the Hon’ble Director General, DoFPS.

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  • Picture Story on visit by Thai Delegation from Meajo University, Changmai

    October 20 Thimphu: A four member Thai delegation led by vice president  Asst. Prof. Dr. Yong youth Srigiofun from Meajo University, Changmai, Thailand called on Hon’ble Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests to explore the possibility of signing a MoU between the University and the Ministry. The meeting also discussed on exchange programs between the staff of MoAF and the university.

    The delegates also discussed on the possibility of providing short term internship for Bhutanese youth at agriculture and livestock farms at the university for those who are  interested in taking up agriculture and livestock enterprises.

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