• AFoCO to help promote community forests and NWFPs

    8 July: The Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) and the Asian Forest Cooperation Organisation (AFoCO) signed a memorandum of understanding for the project title, ‘Sustainable Community-Based Enterprises for Improved Livelihood’ in presence of the implementing partner, Department of Forest and Park Services.

    The project aims to promote community forests and non-wood forest products (NWFPs) through community-based enterprises, develop alternative income sources for rural communities and enhance knowledge and technology on climate change adaptation through sustainable forest management.

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  • Assessment of Bhutan’s proposed Forest Reference Emission Level & Forest Reference Level

    Thimphu: The Technical Team from the Department of Forests & Park Services interacted with the Technical Assessment Team from the UNFCCC on the Bhutan’s proposed Forest Reference Emission Level (FREL) & Forest Reference Level (FRL) from 22nd June to 26th June and additional day on 2nd July. The proposed Forest Reference Emission Level and Forest Reference Level were developed by the technical team from FRMD and WMD and was submitted to UNFCCC in January 2020. The FREL & FRL (once assessment is completed) will provide the baseline estimates on annual emissions of carbon dioxides (CO2) from forests and annual net sequestration of CO2 by forests of Bhutan respectively.

    As per the submission, the assessment of FREL & FRL were carried out by experts nominated by UNFCCC. The assessment was conducted via virtual online exchanges which started at 6:00 PM Bhutan time. During the online exchanges, clarifications were sought by the Assessment Team on the FREL & FRL while technical Team from Bhutan also sought advices from the experts on the FREL & FRL. Overall, the Assessment Team commended on the FREL & FRL submission from Bhutan and suggested few changes on the proposed FREL & FRL for consistency and future reporting. Accordingly, the Technical Team from DoFPS will now work in improving the FREL & FRL based on the recommendations from the Assessment Team of UNFCCC. The technical team from Bhutan was led by Hon’ble Director, DoFPS and consisted of two Chiefs and officials from FRMD and WMD.

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  • New Chief for PPD

    7 July, Thimphu:Karma Tshering has been appointed as the new Chief for the Ministry’s Policy and Planning Division (PPD).

    The Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo offered a Trashi Khadar to the new Chief today

    Prior to the appointment, the Chief served as the Head of the Policy and Programming Services under the National Environment Commission from 1999 till date. He has also worked for the National Designated Entity of Bhutan to CTCN (UNFCCC) and Green Climate Fund among others. He brings along huge knowledge and experience on policy, plans and projects.

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  • ESP interview Result

    The NHBF, Bumthang is pleased to announce the result of the selection interview for the post of Animal and Pasture Attendant.

    Sl. NoName CID No.Total MarksRemarks
    1Mr.Jamyang Jamtsho1010100449986.31st  Selected
    2Mrs. Pema Zangmo10302000758832nd  Selected
    3Mrs. Leki Wangmo12005001713813rd Stand by
    4Mrs. Sherab Wangmo1200200146478

    -National Horse Breeding Farm, Bumthang

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  • Vacancy Announcement for post of Animal Attendant(ESP)

    Rural Development Training Centre, Zhemgang under Ministry of Agriculture & Forest is pleased to announce the following post:

    Sl.No.Position TitleCategoryNo. of postAge LimitSexRemarks
    1Animal AttendantESP118-50Preferable maleContract

    The interested candidates may apply to the Director II, RDTC, Zhemgang latest by 21st July 2020 during office hour. The following documents should be submitted at the time of submission of application. Continue reading  Post ID 12497

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