• Six more Takins radio collared for study at Tsarijathang in JDNP

    Takin Radio collaring
    Takin Radio collaring

    July 28, 2015, Thimphu:  Bhutan will soon have better knowledge and deeper understanding about our national animal, Bhutan Takin (Budorcas taxicolor whitei) especially on its migration pattern. The study is underway at Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWCIE) in Bumthang.

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  • Notice invitation for re- tender

    The Divisional Forest Office, Zhemgang is please to invite sealed bids from the eligible and qualified bidders, Bhutanese License holder for the supply of following items for the Financial Year 2015-2016.

    1. Package A-Annual Office Supplies(General Stationery and Electrical Items)
    2. Package B-Annual Office Supplies(Hardware Items)
    3. Package C-Annual Office Supplies(Cartridges & Toners)

    -Last date & Time for submission of Bids:
    a {5thAugust, 2015 on or before 12.00 Noon for Supply of Annual office Supplies General Stationerie,Cartridges &Tonner, Hardware Items,

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  • Jangbi community receives second phase of solar electric fencing

    DSC_2537July 23-25, Trongsa: Bhutan’s conservation effort towards securing the wildlife habitats is often shadowed by a rampant Human Wildlife Conflict (HWC) that is prevalent throughout the country. Of the many HWC incidences, crop depredation by wild herbivores is the most serious issue which leaves many farmers in woe. While many adaptive measures were tested to safeguard the crops from depredation, the most sought method is the use of locally fabricated solar electric fencing.

    Ap Sonam, 49 years old is a resident of Jangbi, a small Monpa community under the Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park (JSWNP). Having 3 acres of cultivable land where he grows wheat, buckwheat, barley, maize and paddy, he never had the privilege of harvesting full. Over 60-70% of the crops were lost to wild predators like wild boar, deer, sambar, porcupine and bear besides his sleepless nights guarding the crop in makeshift huts and installing numerous effigies around the field. ‘It is very saddening that besides regular guarding, I hardly get 30-40% of the harvest’, Ap Sonam said. ‘Looking to the fellow farmers who were beneficiary of electric fencing, I feel that it has a great advantage’, he added. He was not a beneficiary of solar electric fencing in the past and aspires to have one.

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  • Jangbi people trained on solar electric fencing

    Trainees preparing the fences
    Trainees preparing the fences

    July 23-25, Trongsa: A hands on training to install locally fabricated solar electric fencing was conducted in Jangbi village under the Jigme Singye Wangchuk National Park (JSWNP) for the park staffs and ten farmers of Jangbi community. The training first of its kind in the national park familiarised the trainees on the principles of functioning, methods of installation and management for sustainability.

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  • Vacancy for National Consultant

    The Watershed Management Division, Department of Forests and Park Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, would like to recruit a National Consultant for 45 days to help develop a roadmap for Bhutan’s approach to REDD+ safeguards. The Terms of References for the consultant including outputs and payment description are as enclosed.

    Interested Bidders may submit their Expression of Interest to Chief Forestry Officer, WMD latest by August 24, 2015 at 3.0 pm, Phone number 02-323568.

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