Forest Welfare Fund Update

Forest Welfare Fund is chaired by the Hon'ble Director General, with Mr. Phento Tshering, CFO, Thimphu Division as the Member Secretary and Mr. Karma Wangdi, Thimphu Division as the Treasurer. As of now, the FWF has deposited a sum of Nu. 9 million as a fixed deposit(BNB) and have a rolling balance of Nu. 702,522.23 in the FWF saving account maintained with BoB. The FWF report can be viewed in the attachement below.

‘Training Workshop on Protected Area Management Effectiveness’ (10-12 February 2015)

Participants of the workshop.


Himalayan Black Bear successfully rescued and released

23 December 2014: The Rescue team rushed to Zabasa village in Kabisa gewog under Punakha Dzongkhag to rescue the Himalayan Black bear which was trapped in the cable snare set up by Ap Wangdi. Ap Wangdi had set up the cable snare to protect his calves and chickens from predation by the Himalayan Black Bear which has been visiting his place quite frequently. The bear got entangled in the snare at 2:00 AM on 23 December 2014.

Vacant positions in the FAO Forestry Department

For potentially interested and qualified candidates, the deadline for applications is 9 December 2014

The first International Snow Leopard’s Day, 23rd October Celebrated on 4th November, 2014

“Conserving Snow Leopards to secure a healthy mountain ecosystem”



REDD+ Planning cum Impact Pathway Training


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