Future generations of Bhutan will live in an environmentally sustainable society.
To inspire personal responsibility and active involvement of the people of Bhutan in the conservation of the Kingdom’s environment through education, research and sustainable livelihood opportunities.
The four overall goals of RSPN are:
- To contribute significantly to environmental conservation in Bhutan through natural resources management and development of sustainable livelihood approaches.
- To increase the level of environmental awareness through education, advocacy and public participation in conservation.
- To enhance and increase the knowledge on the Bhutanese environment and sustainable livelihoods.
- Enhance RSPN ’s institutional, organizational and human resource capacity to support conservation, sustainable development, research and education.
RSPN CONSERVATION MANDALA
A mandala represents an idealized vision of the world as depicted in traditional Buddhist literature. It signifies the importance of living in harmony with our mother nature. Deriving from this noble concept, the RSPN conservation mandala was created and forms the foundation of our conservation programs.
In essence, the RSPN conservation mandala shows the various intricacies and linkages that are necessary if we are to achieve our vision of creating an environmentally sustainable society, both at the national and global level.
The mandala showcases our strengths, which are Environmental Education and Advocacy, Monitoring and Evaluation, Community Engagement and Development, and Species-based Conservation. Using these strengths, RSPN implements the conservation activities of 11 thematic areas which is initiated based on national and international priorities that directly support Sustainable Development Goals and builds climate resilience of all Bhutanese Citizens. The thematic areas include Rivers for Life, Water for Livelihoods, Agro-ecological Farming, Wetland conservation, Environmental Education for Change, Community-based Sustainable Eco-tourism, Waste management for Human Health and Environment, Eco-restoration, Black-necked Crane Conservation, White-bellied Heron Conservation, and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation.