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Rotarians stress on Responsible Entrepreneurship towards Sustainable Development  

PM addresses the Rotarians from 10 different countries

Rotarians from 10 different countries participated inthe maiden club conference organized by Rotary Club of Thimphu titled-‘Responsible Entrepreneurship towards Sustainable Development’. The three day long conference commenced from Friday with overwhelming number of Rotarians turn out to deliberate on the knowledge and experience of Rotary and Rotarians around the world. …

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A database on Waterbirds

The Annual Waterbird count initiated by Ugyen Wangchuck Institute of Conservation and Environment (UWICE) in Bumthang under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests has captured a range of water- birds species including the most endangered species like white-bellied Heron, Black necked Crane and Pallas’s Fish Eagle. This is the institute’s …

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A Commercial watermelon boom

Following the successful commercial plantation of watermelon in Mongar and Trashiyangtse, more farmers in the east are taking up large-scale plantation of this healthy fruit. A team from the ARDC sub-centers in Lingmethang and Khangma, have also introduced the program in a 4 acre area in Phuntshothang, Samdrupjongkhar dzongkhag, cultivated …

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Heavy new penalties for littering and waste

Littering and illegal disposal of garbage will be levied heavy fines according to the amended Waste Prevention and Management Rules. This was done following the national cleaning campaign held on December 9 to commemorate a decade of His Majesty’s Reign. Agriculture and Forest minister Yeshey Dorji said such stern provisions …

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Four new butterfly species discovered


Bhutan now has a total of 732 butterfly species with the discovery of four new species called Khaki Silverline in the Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park. The four new species are Scobura isota -Khasi Forest Bob, Niphanda cymbia- Pointed Perrot, Horaga viola – Brown Onyx and Horaga syrinx- Ambon Onyx (Female) A team …

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Officials rescue critically injured Sambar Deer


Forest officials from the Paro Range Office rescued a female Sambar deer in Tsento gewog that was critically injured after being chased by a pack of strays. The forest official with the Wildlife Rescue and Animal Health Section (WRAHS), Gyem Tshering, said that the deer’s forelimbs were completely broken and …

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Gearing up for the fire season


Besides stern legislation and regular public awareness, the department of forest and park services has come up with various innovative initiatives to prevent forest fires this season. One of these initiatives is pre-prevention measures such as fire breaks to reduce spread of a potential fire and facilitate effective suppression. “Fire …

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