• Bhutan Phenology Network

    Report coverPhenology is the study of recurring plant and animal life cycle stages, specifically known as phenophases: budburst, leafing, flowering, fruiting, emergence of insects, migration of birds, and its interaction with biotic and abiotic factors. Across the globe, phenology as a tool has been widely used to study the impact of climate change on plant and animal communities. Its potential, however, is not yet explored in Bhutan.

    With an operationalizationof BPN (Bhutan Phenology Network) in 2014, it has generated significant interest both from schools and public. As of now, it involves 170 students from 17 schools in observing and recording phenological event of 306 plants on daily basis. Besides phenology data, schools also logs and transmit climate data at the temporal resolution of 10 minutes from 17 weather stations. As of August 2015, one-year climate data has been logged and stored in UWICE climate database.

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  • Call for nomination

    The Jigme Singye Wangchuck Outstanding Environmental Stewardship Award (JSW-OESA) is conferred as homage to His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo’s selfless service and farsighted leadership.

    The Award recognizes and honours individuals, groups and institutions from all backgrounds for a lifetime of contribution towards ensuring the security and sustainability of Bhutan’s pristine environment. It particularly merits those who have gone beyond the normal call-of-duty in their service towards environmental protection.

    This year, in Commemoration of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo Pal Jigme Singye Wangchuck’s 60th Birth Anniversary, a special edition of the award will be conferred. The award will be conferred during the opening ceremony of the first Bhutan Bird Festival.

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  • Prizes awarded to Members of Cooperatives of Nubi and Tangsibji geogs

    The Chief Guest awarding the prizes
    The Chief Guest awarding the prizes

    September 4-5, Trongsa: The Trongsa Dzongkhag Livestock Sector organised a program to reward the proactive members of the two milk cooperatives operating the milk processing units (MPUs) at Nubi and Tangsibji geogs. Hard working and motivated farmers were selected based on their contribution towards group sustainability and growth.

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  • Corrigendum: Supply of Energisers and Accessories

    This is with regard to the award of contract for the supply of energisers and accessories for electric fencing for the fiscal year 2015-2016. The National Plant Protection Centre (NPPC) would like to notify all concerned to note the changes in the attached quoted items list in the award of contract:

    1. Sl. No. 16- Energiser box is void.
    2. Sl. No. 27- LX-polar S2 Agriculture Fence Energiser, 5 Joules is corrected as LX-polar S5 Agriculture Fence Energiser, 5 joules

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  • Notification

    The Bhutan Narcotic Control Agency (BNCA) would like to inform the general public on the immediate compliance of the provisions of Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Substance Abuse (NDPSSA) Act 2015. The NDPSSA Act 2015 has come into force with effect from 20th July, 2015. A copy of the NDPSSA Act 2015 is available on www.bnca.gov.bt or www.nab.gov.bt

    BNCA on behalf of the Narcotics Control Board would like to request the General Public including all Government, corporate and Private Agencies, Constitutional Bodies, Political Parties and other relevant Institutions and Associations to kindly observe and support us with the implementation of the provisions of NDPSSA Act for the overall benefit of our Society.

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