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


Revised Names of Three Protected Areas

As per the resolution of the national parks conference, the names of the three protected area (Wangchuck Centennial Park, Thrumshingla National Park and Khaling Wildlife Sanctuary) are revised to Wangchuck Centennial National Park, Phrumsengla National Park and Jomotshangkha Wildlife Sanctuary respectively as per the circular issued by the Ministry.

Common leopard rescued

Toorsa Strict Nature Reserve(TSNR) to be renamed as Jigme Khesar Strict Nature Reserve

In appreciation of the commitment of His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck to environmental protection and conservation, Toorsa SNR will henceforth be renamed as “Jigme Khesar Strict Nature Reserve

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