On Monday, August 5, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Jetsun of Bhutan launched the Jigme Khesar Environmental Research Fund.
Per the official Facebook page for Her Majesty:
“The Jigme Khesar Environmental Research Fund, an initiative of Her Majesty as the Royal Patron of the Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN), will encourage and support local environmental research in the country.
Her Majesty, in a statement as the Royal Patron, 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.’”
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