Deputy Minister and Special Advisor to the National Environment Commission, Dasho Paljor J Dorji, fondly referred to as Dasho Benji, is the Founding President of the Bhutan Ecological Society. Dasho served in various capacities in the Royal Government of Bhutan since 1966 and also established the Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN), Bhutan’s first not-for-profit environmental organization, in 1987. He spearheaded the establishment of the Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation. Dasho is a recipient of the Jigme Singye Wangchuck Environmental Stewardship Award for Policy Leadership in 2010.