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The Kingdom of Bhutan at COP28 DUBAI

25th November, 2023 | Thimphu, Bhutan A country in the Himalayas continues to voice its climate commitments in one of the biggest summits, this time with renewed dedication and higher interest. Bhutan will be at the 28th Conference of Parties (COP) from 30th November to 12th December 2023 at Expo City Dubai. The Department of Environment and Climate Change (DECC) under the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (MoENR) is the lead agency for organizing Bhutan’s representation at COP 28 amongst

Bhutan for life at Bhutan's first pavilion at COP28

Bhutan for Life at Bhutan’s first pavilion, COP28

Bhutan for Life is taking Innovative Financing Solutions for climate actions to the forefront of global discussions at Bhutan’s first pavilion, COP28 in Dubai. By Leveraging unique financial mechanism, Bhutan for Life is not only ensuring the long-term protection of its rich biodiversity but also pioneering a model that other nations can emulate. This approach underscores the critical role of sustainable financing in combating climate change and preserving our planet’s precious ecosystems. Through this initiative, Bhutan is demonstrating

International Day of Snow Leopard, 23rd October, 2023

National Snow Leopard Survey Report (NSLS) 2022-2023 Background Snow leopard (Panthera uncia) is one of the apex predator of the alpine region, globally threatened due to habitat loss and fragmentation, prey depletion, human-wildlife conflict due to livestock predation, illegal poaching, impact of climate change and anthropogenic disturbances. The global snow leopard population size is estimated to be between 3,920 to 7,500 individuals, with approximately 2,710 to 3,386 of them being adults (McCarthy and Chapron 2003; Janecka et al. 2008;

12th Bhutan for Life Board of Trustees Meeting

29 September 2023 | Thimphu, Bhutan The 12th Board of Trustees Meeting was held on 29th September, 2023 in Thimphu, Bhutan. The Bhutan for Life transition fund is governed by an independent Board of Directors that represents the Bhutan for Life Participants (RGOB, donors, WWF) and includes Trustees with experience and skills relevant to Bhutan for Life Program. The transition fund Board is non-governmental in majority to ensure independent oversight of the Bhutan for Life Program. The Board Meeting highlighted some

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