RSPN News

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

PRESS RELEASE

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.