Jigme Singye Wangchuck Outstanding Environmental Stewardship Award

Every two years, the Bhutan Ecological Society and the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWICE) jointly confer this award to outstanding persons who have made significant contributions towards ensuring the security and sustainability of Bhutan’s pristine environment. This prestigious award, which is supported by the Bhutan Foundation and the Bhutan Trust Fund for Environment Conservation, consists of a citation and a cash prize. It is an homage to the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, whose farsighted vision in conservation has enabled Bhutan to maintain special rank among other countries in terms of ecological richness.