The Sanam Drupdrey (RNR Magazine) and the Extension Manual (Diary) 2018 is ready for distribution. Therefore, all Departments/Agencies/Central and Dzongkhag offices under the Ministry are requested to collect both publications from ICTD during office hours along with the staff list (with designation for Manual) please.
The National Center for Animal Health, Serbithang, Thimphu would like to invite sealed quotation from the interested and eligible supplier for supply and installation of CCTV and street lighting and Supply of Laboratory rapid diagnostic kits for pet animals for the FY: 2017 – 2018.
As per the announcement made in MoAF website on 1st March 2018, the National Centre for Animal Health, Serbithang, Department of Livestock under the Ministry of Agriculture & Forests is pleased to announce the shortlisted candidates for the post of Helper(Lab Utility), ESP as details mentioned below:-
An improved version of the Bhutan Biodiversity Portal (www.biodiversity.bt) integrated with aquatic biodiversity was launched on 15th March 2018. The improved new features were developed by Strand Life Sciences, India and National Biodiversity Centre (NBC) with funding support from the World Bank and WWF-Bhutan program. The new features of the portal were demonstrated to the participants, where portal now has capacity to accommodate huge datasets online. Data on the aquatic biodiversity of Bhutan is made available through the Portal targeting to benefit especially the Hydro-power sectors in the country while conducting environmental assessments. However, there is need to conduct more surveys and researches on the aquatic biodiversity in the river systems, since most of the aquatic biodiversity groups are understudied. Thus, the online repository on the portal is expected to strengthen the knowledge-base on the aquatic biodiversity of Bhutan.
The main aim of improving portal is to create and maintain a common online data repository (database) for aquatic biodiversity data to ensure the long-term integrity of the Bhutan’s river ecosystems and the sustainability of their services in the context of the country’s economic development. Aquatic biodiversity data has been audited last year among various stakeholders such as National Environment Commission, DGPC, Hydro-power department, WWF-Bhutan, Department of Forests and Park Services, National Research Centre for Riverine and Lake Fisheries (Haa), Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research, College of Natural Resources, and Tourism Council of Bhutan.