Mr. Tshering Penjore


Mr. Tshering Penjore, Principal Research Officer at Renewable Natural Research Center at Mongar has helped fabricate and construct low cost and effective electric fencing thereby helping contain and prevent crop loss. This has helped reduce human-wildlife conflicts significantly over many parts of Bhutan. He has also pioneered a low cost drip irrigation system for farmers which can be turned on and off using mobile phone internet helping improve livelihoods and ensuring the conservation of water.

Past Awards

The Jigme Singye Wangchuck Outstanding Environmental Stewardship Award (JSW-OESA) is conferred once every two years. It honours individuals, groups and institutions from all backgrounds for a lifetime of contribution towards ensuring the security and sustainability of Bhutan's pristine environment. It particularly merits people who have gone beyond the normal call-of-duty in their service towards environmental protection.