About us

We are the world’s first environmental trust fund, established in 1992 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 up as an innovative mechanism to finance conservation programs over the long term in Bhutan. 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

Latest Posts

In celebration of His Majesty The Fourth Druk Gyalpo’s 66th Birth Anniversary and Constitution Day of Bhutan

November 10, 2021

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In Commemoration of His Majesty’s 13th Coronation Anniversary

October 30, 2021

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Celebrating 10th Royal Wedding Anniversary

October 12, 2021

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Celebrating National Environment Day

June 4, 2021

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Birth Anniversary of Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen

June 3, 2021

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Observing Social Forestry Day

June 2, 2021

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Important Informaton

At a Glance

  1. Ongoing projects : 21
    1. Large Grants : 21
    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 :
    1. Large Grants : 134
    2. Small Grants : 74

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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