Coinciding with the Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen formally launched the “Bhutan for Life” initiative.
Bhutan for Life, a joint initiative of the Royal Government of Bhutan and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), is a strategic and long-term solution to ensure that Bhutan remains economically and environmentally sustainable forever.
The Bhutan for Life initiative draws on the exceptional success story of Bhutan in conservation, guided by the farsighted vision of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, and strengthened by the continued efforts of His Majesty The King.
Today, Her Majesty The Gyaltsuen’s commitment and tireless support as the Royal Patron of Environment, fortifies Bhutan’s cause for environment protection.
Her Majesty, in a keynote address at the event, paid tribute to Bhutan’s extraordinary achievements in conservation under the leadership of our monarchs. Her Majesty said that Bhutan’s vision was to not only fulfill international obligations, but through her success, be a source of encouragement and inspiration for the world.
Her Majesty presented special recognition to Bhutan For Life partners at the event, which was attended by the Prime Minister, senior government officials, and heads of international environment organizations, and partners, including the WWF, Green Climate Fund, DT Families Foundation, Bhutan Trust Fund, Global Environment Facility, and other private partners.
Bhutan for Life aims to protect, save, and monitor wildlife and habitats, provide sustainable ecosystem goods and services for Bhutan and its neighbours, maintain Bhutan’s forest cover and its promise to remain carbon neutral for all time, support the thousands of people living in protected areas through job creation and community improvements, and strengthen the enforcement and management of protected areas.