• Successfully rescue and relocation of a Himalayan Serow

    serow19 March 2014, GPS location: N 27’19.313′ and E 089’33.653′, Altitude: 2140m: An emergency out call was sent by the Wildlife Conservation Division to rescue a female Himalayan Serow (Scientific name: Capricornis sumatraensis) at the place known as Char Kilo, on the way to the road under construction to the sit of the Education City. The rescue team reached the site at 12:30 am and the very active serow of around 6-7 years age was caught using a nylon rope on the tree. There were no injuries to the serow and the forestry official on duty at the site said the serow’s habitat could be above the Education city construction site and the labourers might have chased away the serow.

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  • BBS Panel Show on Cordyceps Value Chain on 25 March

    Everyone is invited to watch and take part in the BBS Panel Discussion on the Cordyceps Value Chain on 25th March in BBS Channel 1 right after the 6’oclock news. The panelists will be from the Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives (DAMC), Department of Forests and Park Services (DoFPS) and Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA).

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  • Belgian Ambassador pays a farewell visit to the MoAF Lyonpo

    His Excellency Pierre Vaesen the Ambassador of His Majesty the King of the Belgians called on the Hon'ble Minister of Agriculture and Forests, Lyonpo Yeshi Dorji. The Ambassador who was based in New Delhi and was Ambassador of Belgium to both India and Bhutan was on a farewell visit to Bhutan as he will be retiring soon. The Ambassador and the Minister discussed ways in which Belgium and Bhutan could work together on joint projects in the future such as Agro-foods.
    His Excellency Pierre Vaesen the Ambassador of His Majesty the King of the Belgians and Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture and Forests, Lyonpo Yeshi Dorji.

    24 March 2014: His Excellency Pierre Vaesen the Ambassador of His Majesty the King of the Belgians called on the Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture and Forests, Lyonpo Yeshi Dorji. The Ambassador who was based in New Delhi and was Ambassador of Belgium to both India and Bhutan was on a farewell visit to Bhutan as he will be retiring soon. The Ambassador and his team of two other embassy staff and the MoAF Minister discussed ways in which Belgium and Bhutan could work together on joint projects in the future such as Agro-foods.

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  • Waste Cleaning Campaign along Pachhu

    Coinciding with the World Water Day on 22nd March, 2014, the Divisional Forestry Office, Paro has organized waste cleaning campaign along the bank of Pachhu in coordination with six educational institutes: Paro College of Education, Kuen Gaa HSS, Yoezerling HSS, Tenzin HSS, Shari HSS and Lango MSS.

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    World Water Day observed at Paro

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  • Restoration of MoAF Website

    Our website www.moaf.gov.bt was maliciously hacked in the early mornings of Friday 21 March 2014. Most of our files including downloads and publications were deleted by the hackers. ICS is in the process of restoring the MoAF website back to its normal state. The web mail, however, remains unaffected.

    Please bear with us. Thank you.

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