• The first International Snow Leopard’s Day

    “Conserving Snow Leopards to secure a healthy mountain ecosystem”

    1 (2)4 November, Haa. Why are the Snow leopards important to conserve? This elusive snow leopard Panthera uncia, is under tremendous threat due to poaching and fragmentation of habitats across its geographical range. In order to affirm collective action to conserve this rare species and its fragile habitat, the Government of twelve snow leopard range countries and international partner agencies gathered at Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic in 2013 to develop the ‘Global Snow Leopard Ecosystem Protection Programme’ based on inputs from the respective range countries in the form of National Snow Leopard Ecosystem Protection Programme (NSLEPP). The forum amongst others unanimously adopted October 23 of every year as the “International Snow Leopards Day” and requested the respective Governments to observe this important day to benefit the snow leopard conservation.

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  • Inviting feedback for civil service welfare scheme

    The Ministry of Agriculture & Forests is in receipt of letter from the Royal Civil Service Commission requesting feedback and endorsement of the civil service welfare scheme. The matter has been deliberated in the 156 HRC meeting of the Ministry and has decided to seek the consent of every employees working under the Ministry.

    In this regard, we would appreciate if all concerned could kindly take part in the poll (right column) and forward any feedback to feedbacks@moaf.gov.bt on or before 15 Nov 2014. Please note that this exercise is only for MoAF officials.

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  • Egg is now affordable

    Thimphu Retailers help to bring down the egg price. You can buy eggs at Nu.260/tray from these shops. The YBC- Youth Cooperative has taken the initiative to market the egg at cheaper price for the benefit of the general consumers.

    If you are looking for affordable eggs please visit these shops.  Please inform YBC-Office if you are paying higher than Nu.260/tray from these shops. @ 17667628, 17631374: Please Note: eggs become out of stock sometimes as it is much cheaper than other shops. Continue reading  Post ID 3303

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  • Vacancy Announcement

    National Biodiversity Centre invites application for the post of Project Support Officer under the “Implementing the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing in Bhutan” Project. The post is on a contract basis for a period of 24 months with an extension for another 22 months based on performance. The application form along with required documents mentioned below should be submitted to the HRD Office, MoAF latest by 19th November 2014. Applications without the necessary documents will not be considered for short listing. The shortlisted candidate will be announced on 21st November, 2014 through NBC and MoAF websites.

    Position TitlePosition LevelSlotMinimum Qualification
    Project Support OfficerP51Bachelors degree with minimum 2 years of work experience preferably in project management

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