• Enhancing Capacity of the Yak Cooperatives’ Office bearers

    25-27 August, Thimphu: Livestock Research & Extension Division under the Department of Livestock, Ministry of Agriculture & Forests had trained office bearers of the six yak cooperatives and extension officials from three western Dzongkhags on book keeping. The objective was to build capacity of the office bearers on proper book keeping that will enable maintaining proper data for planning and enhancing transparency. The training was attended by 18 livestock officials and 16 office bearers of the yak cooperatives from Lingzhi, Soe, Naro and Dagala gewog from Thimphu; Haa, and Paro dzongkhags.

    The participants were briefed on government policy support and importance of sustaining highlander livelihood and their roles to the nation; and sensitized on the group dynamics focusing on need for a good leadership, leadership quality and effective communication skills. Further, the department in consultation with the participants and livestock extension officials took stock of additional information required to strengthen yak cooperative profile, and developed plan of actions to produce at least one niche yak product through value addition from each cooperative under the Bhutan Yak Federation (BYF). Currently, BYF has 470 active members in total comprising of 268 males and 202 female members.

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  • Hands on Training on Improved Pig Breeding and Management for BTI


    23-29 August, Sarpang: The Big Ticket Initiatives (BTI) was launched in August 2020 with following objectives: 1) to substitute the import of livestock products and to help increase food security in the country, 2) to engage youths & covid-19 laid off employees in livestock farming, and 3) to improve and revive the national economy.

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  • Caution note to avoid incidences with Asiatic Black Bear

    This is to inform the general public that the onset of mushroom collection season coincides with an active feeding season of Asiatic black bears in our country. To avoid surprise or unpleasant encounters with a bear, the Nature Conservation Division under the Department of Forests and Park Services would like to request the general public to take the following:

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  • Public notification on feeding Monkeys

    This is to notify the general public visiting monasteries, neys, going on treks and hiking and travelling on highways and roads are requested to kindly refrain from feeding monkeys along the way. For example, over the years the monkey population along the way to Tango and Chari has increased drastically as they get easy food from the visitors. This has resulted in increasing cases of conflict between monkeys and humans and also causing damages to Nangtens inside Tango and Chari Lhakhangs.

    Feeding of monkeys adversely alters their natural behavior and makes them reliant on humans for food. Such monkeys get used to humans and often attack humans or show aggressive behaviour. There is also a high risk of disease transmission from monkey to human as well as from human to monkey while feeding. Similarly, poor waste management including disposal of religious Tormas and edible offerings have been increasingly attracting wildlife mainly bears. This is risking wildlife attacks on monks, visitors and workers in the locality.

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  • Shortlisted Candidates for Animal Attendant

    The Management of Regional Pig and Poultry Breeding Centre, Lingmethang is pleased to announce the shortlisted candidate for the post of Animal Attendant. The following candidate can report on 3/9/2021 at 9 AM at our office conference hall for an interview with the required original relevant documents.

    Sl. NoNameID NumberRemarks
    1Pema Choden10713002804Female
    2Sither Chozom10716001402Female
    3Tshering Wangdi11508002748Male
    4Choten Dema10713000279Female
    5Tashi Wangmo11507001881Female
    6Kelzang Dorji10708003055Male
    7Choten Tshering10713001051Male
    8Tashi Dema10711001432Female
    9Phurpa Zangmo10713000293Female
    10Leki Khandu10713002636Male
    11Chimi Lhaden10711002366Female

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