• Critically Endangered Chinese Pangolin rescued and released into its natural habitat in Tsirang

    1The forestry staff of Tsirang Forest Division recently rescued a critically endangered female Chinese pangolin. Upon receipt of information it had an injury, a team of forestry staff rushed to the site wherein the Pangolin had been brought to the Division Forest Office compound for further treatment and monitoring. According to Mr. Kinley, Sr. Forest Ranger who led the team said “The injured pangolin has been found in its defensive (rolled) position which is a normal habit when it comes across other creatures”. With the support of a local resident, the victim was brought to Damphu for treatment and management.

    Of the eight species of pangolin occurring globally, four species are seen in Asia whereby Bhutan harbours a good habitat for Chinese and Indian pangolins. Chinese Pangolin is reported from Bhutan, China, Hong Kong, India, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Nepal, Taiwan, Province of China, Thailand and Vietnam. However, as per the International Union for Conservation of Nature its population is in drastic decline as a result of poaching and illegal trade.

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  • Notice inviting tender

    The Department of Agricultural Marketing & Cooperatives (DAMC) under Ministry of Agriculture & Forests invites sealed quotations from the eligible national bidders for the following supplies for the Fiscal Year 2017-18.

    Sl#ParticularsSale of tender documentsDate and time of bid   submissionDate and time of bid opening
    1Marketing Equipments 9/4/2018 to 18/4/2018 18/4/2018 at 10:30 AM 18/4/2018 at at 11:00 AM

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  • Nine nature-based products launched

     The Hon'ble Lyonchhoen launched the products in presence of farmer representative

    The Hon’ble Lyonchhoen launched the products in presence of farmer representatives

    The National Biodiversity Centre (NBC), Menjong Sorig Pharmaceuticals Corporation Limited (MSPCL) and Bio Bhutan in collaboration with UNDP launched the nature-based products at Taj Tashi, Thimphu on April 5 as a part of the framework of Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS). The nine products includes anti-wrinkle cream, balm, liniment, massage oil, perfume, soaps, and hand sanitiser to support sustainable rural livelihoods.

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  • Shortlisted candidates announcement

    As per the re-announcement made in MoAF website dated 27th March 2018, the Integrated Yak Service Centre, base office at the National Research Center for Riverine and Lake Fisheries, Haa is pleased to  re-announce the short-listed candidates for the post of Animal Attendants as details mentioned below:

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  • Vacancy re-announcement

    The Nature Conservation Division, DoFPs, MoAF is recruiting1 (One) ESP for Wildlife Rescue and Rehab Unit, NCD at Taba, as per the approval of the RCSC letter No. RCSC/HRMD/7/2016/3082 dated 24 March, 2016. The application should be submitted to the Chief Forestry Officer, Nature Conservation Division, DoFPS, Taba on or before 20th April, 2018 with the following set of documents and should be meet the following criteria:

    1. Applicant should be a Bhutanese national (preferably a male candidate as job deals mostly with physical/handling of wildlife)
    2. Age between 18-40 years old.
    3. Medical fitness certificate.
    4. Security clearance for employment.
    5. Application (mention contact no.).
    6. Citizen ID card photocopy.
    7. If employed NOC from parent organization.
    8. Employment Application Form (Annexure 4/1 RCSC Web).

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