• The Dragonfly named in Honour of The Gyalsey

    Screen Shot 2017-03-24 at 1.37.28 PM copyScientists of Sherubtse College, Kanglung, National Biodiversity Centre (NBC) and the Dutch Naturalis Biodiversity Centre have named a new species of dragonfly in honour of The Crown Prince of Bhutan, The Gyalsey, Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck as a symbol of appreciation and gratitude for the extraordinary leadership of Bhutan in biodiversity and environmental conservation.

    Honouring His Royal Highness The Crown Prince of Bhutan, the dragonfly Megalestes gyalsey (Odonata: Synlestidae). Megalestes gyalsey spec. nov. is described from a single male from Trongsa District in Bhutan. The species was discovered during field work conducted in 2015 for the Bhutan invertebrate biodiversity project. The species is named in honour of His Royal Highness The Crown Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck, The Gyalsey of Bhutan, on the occasion of his First Birthday. This project is coordinated by the National Biodiversity Centre, Serbithang with collaboration with the Naturalis Biodiversity Centre, The Netherlands, Sherubtse College, College of Natural Resources, UWICE and National Plant Protection Centre. The project focuses on understudied biodiversity groups.

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  • Selection Result for Director, Directorate, MoAF

    Rabgye Tobden (EID No.9208098), Sr. Drungpa, Phuntsholing Dungkhag, Chhukha Dzongkhag has been selected as the Director for Directorate Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests through an open competitive selection procedure held on March 16, 2017.

    On this note, the Ministry of Agriculture & Forests (MoAF) would like to welcome him to RNR family and offer our heartfelt Trashi Delek.

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  • First Human Resource Conference for DoFPS

    Untitled-122 March 2017: The Human Resource Division in collaboration with DoFPS organised one day Human Resource Conference in Thimphu. The Conference which was attended by Chief Forestry Officers from various Functional Divisions, National Parks and Territorial Divisions was first of its kind to initiate by the HRD. During the Conference, various issues were discussed and a final Mock Moderation Exercise was also carried out by the Team from the Royal Civil Service Commission. The one day HR Conference for DoFPS successfully ended with the adoption of resolutions.


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  • Shortlisted Candidates: Farm Attendants & Gardener

    As per the announcement made both in MoAF website and Media (BBS) on 9th & 13th February, 2016 and re-announcement made in MoAF website on dated 7th March, 2017. The Rural Development Training Centre (RDTC) is pleased to announce the following short-listed candidates for the post of 2 Farm Attendants and 1 Gardener (ESP).

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