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The 600th Community Forest (CF) in Bhutan, the Goenkha Community Forest under Phangyul Geog, Wangdiphodrang Dzongkhag was handed over to the Community Forest Management Group (CFMG) by His Excellency Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Minister for MoAF, on the 24th of June 2015.
Message from His Excellency Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Hon’ble Minister, MoAF, on the occasion of Social Forestry Day 2015Posted Fri, 2015-05-29 15:25
Our forest plantation record dates back to the late 1940s when the first plantation was carried out in Gelephu in an area of 3.20 acres. The annual tree planting tradition of the Department was re-enforced with the declaration of June 2 as the Social Forestry Day in 1985 to commemorate the coronation of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, who is a visionary environmentalist.
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Department of Forests and Park Services (DoFPS) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) and the Korea Rural Economic Institute (KREI), Republic of Korea was signed on 27th May 2015 at Terma Linka Resort, Thimphu. Dr. Sei-Kyun Choi, President of KREI and Mr. Chencho Norbu, Director General of DoFPS signed the MoU.
The IUCN Asia Secretariat is holding a photo contest for Members in the region, in the lead-up to the 2015 Asia Regional Conservation Forum to be held in Bangkok, Thailand from the 10-12th August, 2015.