Her Majesty The Gyalt­suen graces the launch of Bhutan for Life

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Co­in­cid­ing with the Birth An­niver­sary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, Her Majesty The Gyalt­suen for­mally launched the “Bhutan for Life” ini­tia­tive yes­ter­day.

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 thou­sand of peo­ple liv­ing in pro­tected ar­eas through job cre­ation and com­mu­nity im­prove­ments, and strengthen the en­force­ment and man­age­ment of pro­tected ar­eas.

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