• New Visitor at Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary

    UntitledWith the onset of harsh winter at Ladakh, India and Tibet, Cranes usually migrate to lower elevation in search of suitable habitat. Similarly, Black necked crane is no exception in migrating to some part of the Bhutan during winter season.

    Owing to the effective habitat conservation effort from Department of Forests and Park Services and other Non Governmental Organizations (NGO) like Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) , every year number of black necked crane visiting the country is seen increasing.

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  • Workshop on Program Estimates for EU-TCP

    Eu-TCP meeting webThe two day workshop on Program Estimates for EU-TCP in support of RNR sector (Technical Corporation Project) for focal Progammee Coordinators of various Departments and Agencies under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests is being held at Hotel Migmar,Thimph from 4 -5 December 2014.  The resource person of this workshop is from EU-delegation, Delhi.

    The main objective of this workshop is to understand the financial and contractual aspects of the complex modality of Programme Estimate in close relation to the implementation of this project. Other objective includes reviewing the Financing Agreement, its Special Conditions, and Technical & Administrative provisions.

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  • National Awareness Workshop on ITPGRFA and MLS

    webA national awareness workshop on ‘International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture’, ‘Multilateral System of Germplasm Access and Benefit Sharing’, ‘Convention on Biological Diversity’, ‘Nagoyo Protocol’ and ‘Draft Access and Benefit Sharing Policy of Bhutan’ was held in Thimphu on 3 December.

    The workshop was conducted as a part of series of awareness raising programs conducted by the National Biodiversity Centre (NBC) at various levels on themes surrounding biodiversity. The workshop created awareness and understanding on the international treaties and conventions surrounding biodiversity and in particular on International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) and Multilateral System (MLS) of germplasm exchange under ITPGRFA regime.

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  • GPS collaring operation of elephants

    UntitledIn the second phase of GPS collaring operation of elephants, a female elephant from a herd has been collared in Sarpang making it three elephants to be collared so far. The other two elephants were collared in Samrang village in Jomotsangkha Wildlife Sanctuary in March 2014. In all, it is planned to collar six elephants along the elephant belt in Southern Bhutan, viz. Samtse, Lhamoizingkha, Phibsoo Wildlife Sanctuary, Sarpang, Royal Manas National Park and Samdrup Jongkhar area.

    This telemetry study through the use of GPS collars has been initiated with the objective to bring to light besides others, the movement patterns and the choice of habitat of Asian elephants in Bhutan. This study will also help in understanding the root cause of human elephant conflict by understanding their dietary patterns and also their migratory routes.

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