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Saving the endangered Tiger

Staff reporter The country marked the Global Tiger Day this year on July 29 with various publication releases and other issues related to the majestic cat which is fast become an endangered species in our planet. The Department of Forests and Park Services (DoFPS), MoFAS and WWF-Bhutan along with conservation partners Bhutan For Life , RSPN Bhutan , Bhutan Ecological …

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DPT VP Lily Wangchuk Resigns

By Phurpa Wangmo Close to four years after joining the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) party and contesting the 2018 general elections from North Thimphu, Lily Wangchuk the founder of erstwhile DCT party has resigned from the opposition party. The 49-year-old, who was also the founder and President of Druk Chirwang Tshogpa which did not make it past the primaries in …

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Massive strides in ICT-development in the agri. Sector

By Tandin Wangchuk The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, or the RNR Sector, is the largest platform for employment in the country. Of late, the ministry has also made significant progress in advancing its IT-related developments. One of the chief mandates of MoAF is putting up the best efforts towards informing farmers on new technologies and research results to provide …

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ACC finds glaring loopholes in service delivery

The majority of the respondents feel that corruption is quite serious in Bhutan and has increased over the last five years. By Chimi Wangmo The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in its National Integrity Assessment (NIA) states that at the national level indicates that efforts and initiatives undertaken by the public agencies to improve integrity are on track to achieve intended results. …

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A future for all: Addressing Human-wildlife conflict

Human-wildlife conflict which is rampant in Bhutan and all parts of the natural world continue to be overlooked by policymakers. By Tandin Wangchuk A joint report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and WWF titled ‘A future for all – the need for human-wildlife coexistence’, reveals that globally, conflict-related killing affects more than 75% of the world’s wild cat …

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