NEWS

January 31, 2011

Phobjibs initiate waste management

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.

January 25, 2011

Bhutanese conservation society among MacArthur winners

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.

January 23, 2011

RSPN staff trains with Teton Science Schools in Environmental Education

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.  

January 22, 2011

Bhutan’s only environmental NGO wins US$ 350,000 award

RSPN joins eleven other organizations in receiving the prestigious MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions (MACEI)

The Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) of Bhutan is among the 11 non-profit organizations which were declared the winners of the 2010 MacArthur Foundation grants for its conservation works in the country.
January 20, 2011

“A Creative and Effective Institute”

The Royal Society for Protection of nature (RSPN) conservation efforts was rewarded when they were recognised as a creative and effective institute by MacArthur foundation among 11 organisations in six countries.

January 19, 2011

“A creative and effective institute”

Royal Society for Protection of Nature 20 January, 2011 – The royal society for protection of nature (RSPN) conservation efforts was rewarded when they were recognised […]
January 18, 2011

IUCN Member Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) receives MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

“Continuing its tradition of encouraging creativity and building effective institutions to help address some of the world’s most challenging problems, the John D. and Catherine T. […]
January 18, 2011
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RSPN receives MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

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macei_certificate_webThe 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.

January 6, 2011

Govt. Suspends Begana Power Project

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.

January 5, 2011
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Training on First Aid and Treatment of Injured Cranes for Field Staff

Phobjikha 27th December 2010- During the last few years in Phobjikha, there has been several incidence of crane injury due to attack by predators in Phobjikha leading to crane deaths. This consistent incidences of crane attacks has been a cause of concern for RSPN and many other conservationists.