RSPN's mission is to Inspire personal responsibility and active involvement of people of Bhutan conservation of Kingdom's environment though education, research and sustainable livelihoods opportunities.
Who are we?
RSPN was founded as a citizen based non-profit, non-governmental environment organization in 1987 to support environment conservation in Bhutan. The Society was registered under the Companies Act of Bhutan until last quarter of 2009 without proper authority which regulated the non-profit organization, with a special clause on non-profit entity. With the establishment of Civil Society Organization Authority (CSOA) of Bhutan, the Society is now registered under Civil Society Organization Authority as one of the Public Benefit Organizations (PBO).
- March 3, 2017
- February 16, 2017
Conservation and Sustainable Livelihoods
Environmental conservation and livelihood options are inseparable for Bhutan. Bhutanese way of life and environment are interdependent. To both enhance this relationship for mutual benefit and to realize the maximum benefits from the environment, it is important to pursue integrated conservation and development programs. Such programs when designed and implemented in partnership with stake holders including communities will enhance conservation and alleviate poverty, thereby creating win-win situations.
Environmental Education and Advocacy
The Environmental Education Program under Communications and membership Division is envisioned to impart environmental knowledge and skills among the youth and citizens for promoting positive attitudes and sustainable actions in conserving Bhutan’s rich environmental heritage. RSPN’s Environmental Education Program has developed an extensive network of Nature Clubs in schools and colleges in the Kingdom, engaging local communities in conservation activities and introduced Environmental Science in the formal curriculum for classed IX and X.
RSPN’s research program is in support of RSPN’s goal of increasing the knowledge on Bhutanese environment and sustainable livelihood, our conservation programs are based on knowledge generated from the research on environment and development conducted by our research researchers. The research program of RSPN is functioning as a ‘service unit’, within the organization, with the mandate to provide research services to all other implementing programs. RSPN has not yet been recognized as well established research institutions, that gets the credit it deserves. Therefore, RSPN is conducting its research in collaboration with national, regional and International Agencies, with the objectives to built in-house research capacity.
Black-necked Cranes (2015-2016 winter)
White-bellied Herons in Bhutan (2016)
Total number of RSPN Staff
29 Years in Conservation