About us

We are the world’s first environmental trust fund, established in 1991 as a collaborative venture between the Royal Government of Bhutan, United Nations Development Program, and World Wildlife Fund.

An endowment of US$20 million was set as target for an innovative mechanism for sustainable finance of conservation programs in Bhutan over the long term. Donors to the trust fund include the World Wildlife Fund and the Global Environment Facility, the governments of Bhutan, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway and Switzerland

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Important Informaton

At a Glance

  1. Ongoing projects : 19
    1. Large Grants : 19
    2. Small Grants : 0
  2. Endownment as of 30th June 2020 :
    1. Off shore USD : 52,514,885
    2. Domestic USD : 7,249,228
  3. Projects since Inception : 239
    1. Large Grants : 161
    2. Small Grants : 78

Mandated by the Royal Charter, BTFEC’s field programs encompass the three broad themes: Biodiversity Conservation, Ecosystem Management and Social Well-being.

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