• GPS Collaring of Asian Elephants in Southern Bhutan

    Photo 1: Collared Female Elephant
    Photo 1: Collared Female Elephant

    In an attempt to better understand the conflict surrounding elephants and farmers in Southern Bhutan, the Wildlife Conservation Division (WCD) and the Samtse Forest Division has successfully collared two Asian Elephants Elephas maximus indicus in the adjoining areas of Khaling Wildlife Sanctuary. The makhna (tuskless male) was collared on March 16 and the female from a different herd on March 18 by fitting with satellite (GPS) collars using both iridium and VHF tracking mode. This scheme is part of a larger effort to understand and manage human wildlife conflicts where various schemes already in place include solar electric fencing, habitat improvement, and awareness meetings.

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  • Training on Electric Fencing System

    participants of the workshop
    participants of the workshop

    The National Plant Protection Centre (NPPC), Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests conducted seven-days “Hands on Training Program on Electric Fencing System” for core group at Kaba and Daba village of Nubi Geog under Trongsa dzongkhag from 17 – 23March, 2014. The main objective of the training program was to provide hands on knowledge and skills on Electric Fencing System (EFS) and its establishment to regional researchers of respective RDCs.

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  • Announcement: WCD Tender Opening Postponed

    This is with reference to the Wildlife Conservation Division Tender for Supply and Installation of Laboratory Equipments and Consumables.

    The opening has been postponed from Friday 28 March to Monday 31 March 2014.

    For further queries please contact 324131 (Chief forestry Officer, WCD)or (Kinley Rabgay, WCD, Project Focal) during office hours.

    Inconvenience caused is regretted.

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  • Three days orientation program on “VeGoTs Project” held in Gelephu

    Opening Ceremony at the Conference hall at RDC Gelephu
    Opening Ceremony at the Conference hall at RDC Gelephu

    23 March 2014, Gelephu: The Council for RNR Research of Bhutan (CoRRB) in collaboration with Department of Health (Ministry of Health), Department of Education (Ministry of Education) and Department of Agriculture (Ministry of Agriculture and Forests) conducted a three days orientation program for 15 participant teachers under Asian Vegetable Research Development Collaboration (AVRDC) from 21 to 23 March at the RNR Research Development Centre in Bhur, Gelephug.

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