How did a tiny country like Bhutan embark on its journey towards being among the most ecologically responsible nations in the world? In this first edition of BLISS Memory Banks, Lyonpo Om Pradhan reflects back to the beginning- to the drafting of the Forest Act of Bhutan, 1969, which was the first measure taken to safeguard our environment, biological diversity and ecological heritage.

The Bhutan Lectures on Innovation, Science, and Society (BLISS) is a public benefit event organized by the Bhutan Ecological Society with support from the Bhutan Foundation and the School for Field Studies.