January 31, 2011 - Villagers of the little Phobjikha valley have been setting examples for quite some time. The small community in the glacial valley, which is the home to the endangered black-necked cranes live in harmony with nature, sacrificed developments for long to preserve the environment and is a favourite tourist destination.
Friday, January 21, 2011 - Pamela King, E&E reporter
An environmental group in Bhutan is among the recipients of the 2010 Award for Creative and Effective Institutions by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
The Royal Society for Protection of Nature, along with the Chicago-based Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law and 10 other nonprofits with budgets under $5 million received funds ranging from $350,000 to $1 million from the foundation.
RSPN’s Environmental Education and Advocacy Program Coordinator, Ugyen Lhendup, is one of eight Bhutanese teachers participating in a unique educational exchange program based in Jackson Hole Wyoming, USA.
RSPN joins eleven other organizations in receiving the prestigious MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions (MACEI)
The Royal Society for Protection of Nature Receives the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions (MACEI)
Thimphu, Wednesday January 19, 2010 - The Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) received the prestigious MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions (MACEI) today. RSPN is among eleven organizations from six countries to receive the MACEI award for its conservation works and its impacts in the country.
Original news title: Shelved (for now, at least)
Power Project 3 January, 2011 - The 20 MW Begana power project in Thimphu, which the Bhutan Power Corporation proposed, has been shelved by the government considering economic, cultural and environment cost involved.
During the meet the press on December 30, agriculture minister Lyonpo Dr. Pema Gyamtsho said going ahead with the project could be too costly both ecologically and culturally. The project estimated to cost Nu 1.113B is proposed near Buddhist sites of Tango and Cheri.