Press Release

The Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation signs 10 grant agreements with Gross National Happiness Commission, Communities and Civil Society Organizations for Nu. 78.013 million. The ten projects will support in the areas of eco-friendly tourism through development of infrastructure; White-Bellied Heron recovery plan; Rehabilitation of Luetshokha Tsho; Exploration of the unique biodiversity of Bhutan; Up-scaling sustainable land management to combat land degradation and climate change; Improve rural livelihood from Non-wood forest products; Strive to establish litter free society and advocating behavioral change –managing our own waste; Introduction of glue laminated timber technology and experimental application of glulam structures in Bhutan and improvement and authentication of smart wild animal repellent device.
BTFEC, a global pioneer established in 1992, is an independent grant making organization, mandated by Royal Charter of 1996 “…for the promotion of social welfare through environmental conservation of the forests, flora, fauna, wildlife, diverse ecosystems and biodiversity in Bhutan.”
Inclusive of the above ten projects, BTFEC will have 43 ongoing projects with allocated fund of Nu.358.769 million.
The above ten projects were approved by the Management Board of the BTFEC during its 40th meeting on 15th May 2015 and the projects will be implemented from 1st July 2015.

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