DoFPS achieved two targets and 12 on-tracks for the 11th FYP
The Department of Forest and Park Services under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forest have achieved only two out of 15 targets in the 11th Five Year Plan but 12 of them are on track and the one is at risk. This was presented last Wednesday during the 11th FYP Mid Term Review in the capital.
According to the presentation made by the sector heads, the key performance indicators (KPIs) of outcome achieved for the department for forest and park services has increased to 22, 0491.31 from 1,84,611 hectares in 2012 and the targeted was only 21, 8542 . Since the department has brought forest under sustainable management and the outcome was that the department could promote sustainable management and utilization of state forest.
Moreover, the fire incidence was reduced to 33 last year from 80 in 2012. This was achieved mainly due to the department conducting numerous forest fire campaigns. Because of this activities carried out by the department, the department could achieved water security and ecosystem services.
The KPIs outcome-ontrack was the department could achieve 37.1 percent last year from 28 percent in 2012. The KPIs was proportion of local communities and institutions participat- ing in sustainable forest management. The proportion of wood recovery increased by using upgraded technology which was 64 percent in 2012 and it was targeted to 70 percent last year and it is ongoing and targeting to achieve 75 percent.
Whereas, the income from the sale of forest products from community forest and non wood forest products ( NWFP) groups per house hold was Nu. 2,000 in 2012 and it was targeted to Nu. 4,000 last year but could achieve only Nu.2, 255 last year. Besides this, the employment generated through NWFP based enterprises was 350 in 2012 but it was targeted to 750 but could achieve only 535.
The outcome of on- track was the department could promote sustainable management and utilization of state forest.
Besides this, the department is also on track of Snow Leopard, elephant survey ongoing and additional black bear.
Moreover, the bird species are also tagged for the study which includes 23 griffons, three Rufous necked hornbills and 14 cranes which four of them where confirmed feeding and breeding site with population figure of WBH in Bhutan. Human wildlife conflict incidents reduced from 162 in 2012 to 65 last year but although it was targeted to 50 last year.
Proportion of nature based eco-tourist increased through nature recreation and community based ecotourism increase from 13 percent in 2012 to 19 percent last year.
The KPIs of outcoms at risk was to reduce forestry offence cases per year from 444 in 2012 and the target was to less than 250 and could achieve 159 for wildlife crimes and 442 for the timbers last year.
Meanwhile, other achievement for the department includes the plantation of 49,672 seedlings in one hour to achieve genius world record and the construction of 10 km biking trail around Thimphu, human wildlife conflict endowment fund and green Bhutan Project.
Lyonpo Yeshi Dorji reporting the status of activities under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forest at the 11 Five Year Plan Mid Term Review.