Reforest of Bhutan's Forests





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Project Description

Region: Asia

Country: Bhutan

Location: Thimphu

Total Budget: $58,660

Area of Focus: The environment

The "Reforestation of Bhutan's Forests" Project is intended to restore, through restocking of its forests, Bhutan's forest cover that is at risk of depletion due to increased developmental activities. For the benefit of the environment and the human race, including the animals, Bhutan has made a Constitutional commitment to maintain 60% forest coverage of its land mass, for all times to come. Such a commitment puts a heavy burden on

the country and its population. However, Bhutan is committed to uphold its promise - to ensure that the environment, the human and the animal species remain safe and protected.

A project named Bhutan Forest Restoration (BFR) in collaboration with the Royal Government of Bhutan is initiating a tree plantation project to repopulate a forest area measuring 100 acres, at a location called Kuenselphodrang in Thimphu, Western Bhutan. Under the initiative, a total of 50,000 tree saplings will be planted. The tree species chosen for plantation are: Blue Pine, Chir Pine, Rhododendron, Dogwood, Oak, Cherry and Peach.

The human race, the animal kingdom and the environment will be the beneficiaries of this Global Grant. The monies will support a water tanker and watering equipment, boring and digging equipment for planting the trees. Purchase of trees and more.

Primary Host Partner

District: 3292

Rotary Club of: Thimphu

Primary Contact: Yeshey Dorji

Email: yesheydorji@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 5330

Rotary Club of: E-Club of World Peace, D5330

Primary Contact: Rudy Westervelt

Email: rudywestervelt@gmail.com

Project Status

Need $56,660
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Project listed for the 2021-22 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #2230426.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Thimphu (3292)





E-Club of World Peace, D5330 (5330)





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Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






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