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)