• Saling farmers transplants Pune Red Bulb Onion

    Participants preparing bed to transplant onion
    Participants preparing bed to transplant onion

    December 8, Trashigang: A daylong demonstration on Pune Red Bulb Onion transplanting was conducted at Saling, Bidung geog. It was coordinated by the Geog Agriculture Extension Supervisor in collaboration with the Research Development Sub-Centre (RDSC), Khangma and Dzongkhag Agriculture Sector, Trashigang.

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  • Press Release on COP21

    December 7: The Bhutanese delegation led by Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Minister for Agriculture and Forests is attending the United Nations Conference on Climate Change Conference of Parties 21 (COP 21) in Paris. The COP 21 is in the final week and will conclude on 11th December 2015.

    Speaking at the High Level Segment of COP21/CMP11 to UNFCCC in Paris on December 7, 2015, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji urged the countries to speed up the negotiations to deliver an ambitious and legally binding agreement. Lyonpo highlighted Bhutan’s extreme vulnerability to effects of climate change on account of being land locked and its fragile mountain ecosystem. Lyonpo said that mountain states like Bhutan were more susceptible to increase in global temperature and called for the global community to set the global temperature increase target to 1.5 degrees as against 2 degrees being proposed by some of the countries, failing which it will have catastrophic impact on Bhutanese economy and people’s livelihood.

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  • Quotation for Vehicle Hire

    Wangdue Forest Division under the Department of Forests and Park Services would like to invite sealed bids from the eligible owners for hiring of a vehicle under the Biological Corridor Survey program as per the following details:

    Type of VehicleModel YearPeriodRemarks
    Bolero Camper (double cabin) or Toyota Hilux2000 onwards15/12/2015 to 30/01/016Can be extended based on further requirement

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  • Tree Seed Conservation Techniques Workshop underway

    Untitled-1December 7, Thimphu: The five day workshop on the Tree Seed Conservation Techniques which began on 7th December is underway at the National Biodiversity Centre (NBC), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Serbithang.

    Some 20 participants from various agencies under Department of Forests and Park Services (DoFPS); Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park (JSWNP), Nature Recreation and Ecotourism Division (NRED) and Zhemgang Division, Tangsibjii Hydro Energy Limited, Mangde Chhu Hydro Project Authority, National Seed Centre and NBC are participating in the workshop organised by NBC with technical support from Millennium Seed Bank, Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew and funding support from Tangsibjii Hydro Energy Limited.

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