Department of Forests and Park Service Bhutan

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The Department of Forest and Park Services (DoFPS) is one amongst the oldest Government Departments established in 1952. throughout this origin amount and till the first Nineteen Eighties, DoFPS accustomed be manned by foresters from Asian nation on deputation within the absence of national capacities. Since its institution then and currently, many changes have taken place within the method forest resources area unit managed. National capacities are developed and currently DoFPS is absolutely manned by nationals; and a number of other legal and institutional changes are brought certain property management of forest resources and improvement of service delivery to the general public.

A massive of political amendment has taken place in Bhutan in 2008-the endorsement of the Constitution of Bhutan; the institution of Constitutional Parliamentary Democracy; and also the institution of associate degree nonappointive government. Such a profound amendment in governance system within the country has additionally profound implications for state establishments, notably within the method they operate and deliver public services. together with this historic amendment within the governance system of the country many vital development and policy agendas are concerned. a number of the most important ones embody the endorsement of the tenth FYP by the Parliament in Gregorian calendar month 2008 Parliament session; and Ministry of Agriculture’s initiation of the revision of the National Forest Policy of 1974 and Forest and Nature Conservation Act of 1995. each these documents have profound implications for the Department of Forest in terms of its roles and responsibilities.

Further a review of the DoFPS roles and responsibilities is needed to redefine the institutional and structure roles of the Department of Forest for guaranteeing property management of forest resources, economical and effective biological science administration and repair delivery.

Mandates and functions of DoFPS

* Ensuring the upkeep of a minimum of hr of the country’s geographic area below forest protect all times to return as mandated by the Constitution of Bhutan through development and implementation of biological science programs;

* Conservation, protection, property management and utilization of state forests, forest soil, water resources and diversity through perceptive application of excellent science and science based mostly management prescriptions;

* Contribute to production of food, water, energy and different commodities by effectively coordinating between biological science, farming systems and different agencies;

* Facilitate development of forest based mostly industries to contribute to native and national economic science, and to make employment opportunities;

* Facilitate the direction of rural communities for the office and management of native forest resources and NWFPs for financial gain generation and resource improvement and contribute to poorness reduction through enactment of facultative policies, legislations, strategies, plans and programs;

* Ensuring progressive biological science analysis to produce relevant analyses on forest resources information for formulation of effective policies, plans, strategies, rules and rules for property forest management;

* Ensuring clear and increased delivery of biological science services to the general public through applicable development of biological science administration, organization, capability and facilities;

* Ensuring to satisfy the strain of urban recreation and education desires through creation and institution of urban parks and gardens;

* Ensuring Bhutan’s commitments to international and regional conventions, treaties and non-legally binding instruments through participation, facilitating and enactment of facultative policies, legislations, strategies, plans, and programs;

* Maintaining effective coordination with biological science connected establishments each inside and outdoors the country for enhancing institutional capability, achievement of biological science personnel, cognitive content and biological science techniques;

In order to meet the mandates and functions mentioned on top of, the Department of Forest and Park Services has known the subsequent 9 programs to be enforced throughout the ninth FYP. The plans for these programs area unit ready by the purposeful divisions and enforced by the territorial divisions, national parks and life sanctuaries. The suburbanized activities area unit enforced by the Dzongkhag biological science sectors.

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Name of Office Chief Forestry Officer Mail ID Fixed No
Watershed Management Division Dr. Pema Wangda 02-323568
Social Forestry and Extension Division Mr. Passang Wangchen Norbu 02-327259
Wildlife Conservation Division Mr. Sonam Wangchuck 02-336293
Forest Protection and Enforcement Division Mr. Kinley Tshering 02-325042
Forest Resources Management Division Mr. Lobzang Dorji 02-334458
UWICE,Lamoegonpa, Bumthang Mr. Ngawang Norbu  03-631926


Name of Office Chief Forestry Officer Mail ID Fixed No
Bumthang Territorial Division Mr. Kinzang Gyeltshen 02-376008
Paro Territorial Division Mr. Kaka Tshering 08-271221
Gedu Territorial Division Mr. Tashi Tobgyel 05-282238
Samtse Territorial Division Mr. Yeshi Jamtsho 05-365359
Wangdue Territorial Division Mr. Karma Tenzin  02-330016
Tsirang Territorial Division Mrs. Dimple Thapa 06-471424
Sarpang Territorial Division Mr. Phub Dhendup 06-365341
Zhemgang Territorial Division Mr. Ugyen Tenzin 03-741323
Thimphu Territorial Division Mr. Gyeltshen Drukpa 03-631116
Mongar Territorial Division Mr. Kado Tshering 04-641327
Trashigang Territorial Division Mr. Dhendup Tshering 04-521494
Samdrupjongkhar Territorial Division Mr. Sangay Dorji 07-251203
Pemagatshel Territorial Division Mr. Ugyen Wangchuk
Dagana Territorial Division Mr. Kencho Dukpa


Name of Office Chief Forestry Officer Mail ID Fixed No
Royal Manas National Park Mr. Tenzin Wangchuk 06-251256
Jigma Dorji Natioanl Park Mr. Lhendrup Tharchen 1688304
Jigme Singye Wangchuk National Park Mr. Pankey Drukpa 03-527006
Phrumsengla National Park Mr. Ugyen Namgyel 77192123
Wangchuck Centennial National Park Mr. Tshering Dhendup 03-634101


Name of Office Chief Forestry Officer Mail ID Fixed No
Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary Mr.Thinley Wangdi 16481317
Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary Mr. Karma Tempa 04-781155
Phibsoo Wildlife Sanctuary Mr. Dorji Rabten 06-365142
Jigme Khesar Strict Nature Reserve Mr. Sonam Tobgay 08-375300
Jomotshangkha Wildlife Sanctuary




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