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

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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Birth Anniversary of The Third Druk Gyalpo

May 1, 2021

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Silver Jubilee of His Holiness the 70th Je Khenpo’s enthronement

April 26, 2021

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Consultative Workshops in Dagana and Paro

April 26, 2021

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Important Informaton

At a Glance

  1. Ongoing projects : 28
    1. Large Grants : 25
    2. Small Grants : 3
  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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