Dasho Paljor J. Dorji
Special Advisor, Bhutan National Environment Commission
He’s been called the godfather of conservation in Bhutan, a vocal and tireless champion of the environment since 1966. Benji is a self-professed rascal and “court jester” having served as friend and advisor to Bhutan’s Fourth Druk Gyalpo (Dragon King) throughout a reign that included establishing the world’s most ambitious commitment to wilderness preservation. Power of the River’s expedition team was honored to share a rousing talk with Dasho Benji on Bhutan’s challenges and opportunities … and the joys of fishing.