Developing Methodologies for the Valuation of Ecosystem Services

09–13 September 2023 | Bumthang, Bhutan Organised by: Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Forest Research and Training (UWIFoRT), Department of Forests and Park Services (DOFPS), Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Bumthang, Bhutan, Bhutan for Life (BFL) and International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) About the workshop The UWIFoRT, DoFPS, and ICIMOD are jointly organising the workshop with technical support of the South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) to build the capacity of government

Birth of a Royal Princess-09-09-2023

The Bhutan for Life Board of Trustees, Fund Secretariat and the Implementing Partners would like to join the nation in wishing Their Majesties a heartfelt congratulations on the joyous occasion of the birth of the Royal Princess. A Moment of a Nation’s Dream Come True!

Field Monitoring Visit, 2021 (Red Panda Conservation)

BFL Board of Trustees, Fund Secretariat and Project Coordination Unit visited activity sites of BFL at Jigme Khesar Strict Nature Reserve (JKSNR). The field visit was done to ensure that the project is achieving the objectives in accordance with the work programme of BFL. Board members have been providing strategic guidance and supports during its implementation phase and beyond. Team visited Tergola – area which has been identified as a key biodiversity area particularly for the 𝙍𝙚𝙙 𝙋𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙖 𝘾𝙤𝙣𝙨𝙚𝙧𝙫𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣.

World Water Week 2021

To observe the World Water Week 2021, Bhutan For Life, WWF-Bhutan, Bhutan Ecological Society and RSPN Bhutan are collaborating to entertain, educate and engage you on the value of water.

Bhutanese Ranger Recognition

Norbu Yangdon, Bhutanese Ranger recognition - International Ranger Award Day.𝚆𝚎 𝚊𝚙𝚙𝚛𝚎𝚌𝚒𝚊𝚝𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚊𝚌𝚑𝚒𝚎𝚟𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚜𝚘 𝚖𝚊𝚗𝚢 𝚖𝚒𝚕𝚎𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚗𝚎𝚜. 𝚆𝚎 𝚔𝚗𝚘𝚠 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚔𝚎𝚍 𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚢 𝚑𝚊𝚛𝚍 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚠𝚎 𝚝𝚛𝚞𝚕𝚢 𝚊𝚍𝚖𝚒𝚛𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚍𝚎𝚍𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗. 𝙽𝚘𝚛𝚋𝚞 𝚒𝚜 𝚊𝚕𝚜𝚘 𝙱𝙵𝙻 𝙴𝚂𝚂 𝙵𝚘𝚌𝚊𝚕 𝙾𝚏𝚏𝚒𝚌𝚎𝚛 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝙿𝚛𝚘𝚓𝚎𝚌𝚝 𝙲𝚘𝚘𝚛𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚄𝚗𝚒𝚝 (𝙿𝙲𝚄). 𝚃𝚊𝚜𝚑𝚒 𝙳𝚎𝚕𝚎𝚔 𝙽𝚘𝚛𝚋𝚞 𝚈𝚊𝚗𝚐𝚍𝚘𝚗. ******* Nature Conservation Division ******* In the first of its kind, the prestigious award for the rangers, coordinated by IUCN WCPA, received over 130 nominations from 43 countries including Bhutan. Ten rangers and ranger teams were conferred

BFL at Canadian Film Festival

Stay tuned for this!! Amazing conversation on conservation!! Drukyul’s Literature Festival Bhutan For Life ~ The Greatest Conservation Story Never Told As part of The Canadian Film Festival, we are delighted to present a special episode on #BhutanForLife ~ Asia’s First Project Finance for Permanence. A Bhutan Echoes Production in partnership with Canada in Bhutan

Taking Stock: Climate Fairness, Capacities and Finance

Join us for our Climate Series III— “Taking Stock: Climate Fairness, Capacities and Finance” Friday, 9 July from 9:30am (GMT+6) onwards. The series, happening during the Asia Pacific Climate Week, will feature three sessions. Session one will set context, while session two will delve into Green Finance. The third session, Transformation Actions and Opportunities, will feature climate action stories from local climate champions, enthusiasts, and advocates from various walks of life. Tune in live:

Bhutan, WWF and Partners Announce Deal to Permanently Secure Bhutan’s Extensive Network of Protected Areas

Initiative positions Bhutan as a leader in the global fight against climate change THIMPHU, BHUTAN: The Royal Government of Bhutan, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), donors and partners from around the world today announced their commitment to create a USD $43 million fund—the first of its kind in Asia—to permanently protect Bhutan’s network of protected areas. This funding will be combined with USD $75 million from the Bhutan government, which will be contributed over a 14-year period, to support a new program called

GCF approves Bhutan for Life Program with other 10 projects

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) concluded its last Board meeting of 2017 by approving 11 new projects and programmes valued at USD 392.86 million to assist developing countries respond to climate change. One of the projects was Bhutan for Life Project as follows: FP050 – USD 26.56 million for the Bhutan for Life project in Bhutan with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The 18th meeting of the Board (B.18) approved funding for 11 climate finance initiatives during a three-day meeting in the