Vacancy for ESP

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

The National Biodiversity Centre, Serbithang, Thimphu is pleased to invite application from the Bhutanese National for the post of Elementary Service Personnel (ESP) for contract period of two years.

Sl. No. Position Title No. of post Age Limit Position Level Qualification Place of posting
1 ESP 1 18-45 ESP Not applicable NBC, Serbithang

The application should be submitted to the Program Director on or before 13th September 2019 at 5:00 PM with the following valid documents and should meet the following criteria.

  1. Citizenship Identity Card copy
  2. Security Clearance Certificate
  3. Medical Fitness Certificate
  4. RCSC employment form with three passport size photograph
  5. No objection certificate from the employer for those currently employed
  6. Applicants with similar work experience will be given preference for the purpose of short listing.

For further information, please contact Administration at 02-351417 during the office hours.

The Tower: Collections (De Toren): A documentary film on dragonfly collections released

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

A documentary film titled “De Toren” in Dutch or “The Tower” in English is based on the collaborative study on the invertebrates’ collections in Bhutan and mainly focused on collection of dragonfly species. The collection of a dragonfly species, named after His Royal Highness the Gyalsey (Crown Prince) of Bhutan as “Gyalsey Emerald Spreadwing (Megalestes gyalsey)” is the theme of the film. Film depicts how dragonfly and other insect specimens traveled to the Netherlands and returned to Bhutan, and also showcases the collaborative efforts of Bhutanese and Dutch researchers. The film also shows other aspects of species collections. The film has mostly Dutch as its primary language with English subtitles.

The film can be accessed in the link below:

The film is developed by the Naturalis Biodiversity Centre, the Netherlands in collaboration with the National Biodiversity Centre, MoAF, Bhutan, and other partners.

Annual Tender for 2019-2020

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

The National Biodiversity Centre, Serbithang, Ministry of Agriculture & Forests would like to invite sealed bids for eligible suppliers having valid license for the supply of following items

  1. Office Stationaries.
  2. Electrical & hardware items.
  3. Vehicle spare parts, General Maintenance & Tyres.
  4. Catering
  5. Hiring Vehicle .


Last Date of the submission: 19th July, 2019. On/before 11am.
Opening date: 19th July, 2019 at 11.30 am.


Memorandum of Understanding

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

6th June 2019: An Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) agreement on biodiscovery research was signed between the Program Director, National Biodiversity Centre and the President,  Korean Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB), South Korea. The agreement‘s main objective is to utilize biological resources of Bhutan in a sustainable manner and to accrue benefits arising from the use of biological resources. Furthermore, the agreement will also foster in promoting conservation of biological resources and strengthening technical collaboration between two institutions.


International Biodiversity Day observed at Buli, Zhemgang

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

The International Biodiversity Day was observed on 22nd May at Buli Central School, Zhemgang. The main objective of observing the day was to create awareness on the importance of biodiversity conservation and to recognize the important role of farmers as custodians of our agrobiodiversity. The day included a seed fair by farmers, an exhibition and a quiz on Bhutan’s biodiversity by the National Biodiversity Centre (NBC). Farmers from Buli and nearby gewogs participated in the seed fair and students took part in the quiz.

In addition, a book titled “Biodiversity Statistics of Bhutan 2017” published by NBC, was launched during the day. The book reports for the first time, a total of 11,248 species of all biodiversity groups found in Bhutan namely 5114 species under the Kingdom Animalia, 5369 species under the Kingdom Plantae, 690 species of fungus, 55 species under the Kingdom Chromista, 18 species of Eubacteria, and two species of protozoa under the Kingdom Protista.

The day was organized by the National Biodiversity Centre, Serbithang in collaboration with the Dzongkhag Agriculture Sector under Zhemgang Dzongkhag and attended by over 100 participants including officials from Zhemgang Dzongkhag, farmers and students.  The event was supported by the Royal Government of Bhutan.