March 18, 2011
Water is essential for every sentient being

World Water Day 2011

Water is essential for every sentient being
Water is essential for very being
(Photo: T. Lhamtshok, RSPN)
World Water Day is commemorated anually on 22 March. With various themes for the day, UN Water organize events related to water in different parts of the world.

The theme for 2011 World Water Day is, "Water for Cities: Shared Water, Shared Responsibilities". In Bhutan, the event will be commemorated in Khasadrapchu Middle Secodary School in Thimphu on March 22 with various thematic programs like talks on water quality, water theme songs and cultural dances, extempore speech, art competition on water, etc.
March 15, 2011
Offering butterlamps

Prayers for Victims of Japan’s Earthquake and Tsunami

Offering butterlampsThimphu: 15 March 2011- RSPN today offered prayers and one thousand butter lamps for the victims of recent Japan's earthquake and tsunami. The Resident Representative of JICA Bhutan office and other senior JICA officials attended the prayer ceremony.
"I would like to express my sincere gratitude for your warm sympathy for the Japanese people who are affected by the last week's earthquake and tsunami", said Mr. Tomoki Nitta, the Resident Represenative of JICA Bhutan office. "We will convey to our Japanese Embassy in New Delhi and to JICA head office in Tokyo".
February 24, 2011

Fourth Druk Gyalpo honoured

Wins award for outstanding contribution to the protection of the global environment

Kyoto Hall Of Fame 24 February, 2011 - The Fourth Druk Gyalpo has been inducted into the Kyoto Earth Hall of Fame for outstanding contribution to the protection of the global environment. 

In a ceremony attended by around 600 people, including Their Imperial Highnesses Prince Akishino-miya and Princess Kiko-Sama and prominent citizens of Japan, Her Royal Highness Princess Ashi Kezang Choden Wangchuck received the hall of fame award on behalf of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo on February 13.

February 20, 2011

31st Birth Anniversary of His Majesty

The Board of Directors, Members and Staff of  Royal Society for Protection of Nature join the Nation in commemorating 31st Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the […]
February 18, 2011

Understanding the impact of Climate Change on Water Resources of Bhutan

sacI-waters_paro_2011With an objective to mitigate the impacts of climate change on water resources in the mountain ecosystem, three-day workshop (February 9-11) was held at Paro.

Presentations on measures to fight such impacts were made by the participants from India and Nepal, which were relevant to Bhutan. Besides, participants were also briefed on the intact water scenario in the country and the policies executed.

February 1, 2011

Happy Losar 2011!

{slide=Click here to view Losar Card|green|closed} {/slides} The Board of Directors, Members and Staff of Royal Society for Protection of Nature wish you Happiness and Wellbeing! […]
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.