Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen launched the Jigme Khesar Environmental Research Fund (JKERF) today. The fund is Her Majesty’s initiative as the Royal Patron of the Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) to encourage and support environmental research in the country.
Her Majesty said, “The Kingdom of Bhutan has inherited pristine ecosystems and natural resources. We must, as individuals, personally strive to preserve this endowment through our own sustainable actions. It is our responsibility to ensure that this rich biodiversity abounds for generations to come. I join the RSPN in its efforts of environmental conservation, which remains a pressing concern for our time, and encourage every citizen to embrace the path to a greener future.”