MacArthur award to Bhutan’s RSPN

How cool that The Royal Society to Protect Nature got a MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. It comes with a nice lump of cash of at least $350k, a (pardon the expression) king’s ransom in Bhutan especially.

Protecting white-bellied herons like the one pictured here is just one of their conservation projects.
Whit-bellied Heron

From the RSPN website, and understated announcement:

“The Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) received the prestigious MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions (MACEI) today. RSPN is among eleven organizations from six countries to receive the MACEI award for its conservation works and its impacts in the country.

MacArthur Foundation’s President Robert Gallucci said that “These exceptional organizations effectively address pressing national and international challenges and they have had an impact that is disproportionate to their small size. The MacArthur Foundation is proud to recognize them. It is our hope that these Awards will help position them for long-term growth and even greater impact in the years ahead.”

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