WWF Bhutan joins the Green Bhutan movement on World Environment Day, 2014



Posted on 07 June 2014  | 
Agriculture Minister graces the plantation.
Agriculture Minister graces the plantation.
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This year, WWF Bhutan Program observed the World Environment Day with the National Environment Commission (NEC) by planting over 200 tree saplings along the Babesa express highway in Thimphu.

The Honorable Minister of Agriculture and Forests, Yeshey Dorji graced the occasion sharing his commitment to and the importance of the occasion. 

Apart from participants representing WWF and the NEC, there were participants from the local community, Thimphu Thromde, Green Bhutan Project and Yangphel Tours and Treks. 

The plantation will henceforth be taken care of by the Green Bhutan Project, NEC and the local community.  
The Green Bhutan Project was launched by the Prime Minister last year as a lead up to commemorate the 60th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the fourth King of Bhutan, next year. 

Under the project, a pilot project of greening Thimphu city has been started which will be replicated in other dzongkhags throughout the country in the years to follow. 
 
Agriculture Minister graces the plantation.
Agriculture Minister graces the plantation.
© WWF Bhutan Enlarge

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