Bhutan overshadowed and nestled between India and China Tibet, is a little secret of Asia and a conservation jewels in the Himalayas. Its endless tracts of Himalayan forest are blessed with abundance of flora and fauna and are one of the most biologically diverse regions of the world. The Buddhist philosophy of reverence and respect for all things nature has resulted in a healthy environment where wildlife and nature flourished.
Under a national policy and law, 60% of Bhutan must remain covered by forest for all time to come to secure the future for Bhutan’s rich biodiversity. Currently about 72.5% of the total landmass is under dense forest cover. Bhutan has made an enormous commitment towards protecting its natural heritage and its objective is to set aside areas of natural beauty which are of national importance for protection of biological diversity, including endangered species of flora and fauna; and as a resource-base for generating income through sustainable/non-consumptive use of the nature and cultural use. More than 26% of Bhutan is designated for environmental conservation including five national parks. About 9% of land falls under a series of biological corridors in which wildlife sanctuaries and nature reserves connects the network of protected areas.
Jigme Dorji National Park is a full operational park with an area of 4349 sq.km. It is the second largest protected park in the country, occupying almost the entire districts of Gasa, as well as the northern parts of Thimphu, Paro, Punakha and Wangduephodrang districts. The elevation of the park ranges between 1400 to over 7000
The Wangchuk Centennial Park is a founded as recently as 2008 as a tribute to the Wangchuk dynasty in celebration of a century of successful reign. The park is located in the central north part of the country and is measured as the largest National Park among 10 National Parks established in the country with an area of 4914 sq.k
The Royal Manas National Park is located in the central south of Bhutan and north of Manas National Park – Assam, which is the world heritage site. It is one of the first and oldest protected parks in the country notified as wildlife sanctuary in 1966 and later upgraded to a national park in 1993. The RMNP is the only landscape ...
Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary, located in the north-east of Bhutan, covering a geographical area of 1564 sq.km. It was established in the year 1995 to protect the large areas of virtually untouched eastern Himalayan ecosystems, conserving rich diversity of flora and fauna spreading across Trashiyangtse, Lhuentse and Mongar. The a
The full operational Jigme Singye Wangchuk National Park covers an area of 1723 sq.km forming a contiguous belt linking Royal Manas National Park (RMNP) in the south to the temperate and alpine vegetation in the north allowing attitudinal migration of wildlife. The park ranges from low conifer and broad-leaved forest to high per
The full operational Thrumshingla National Park covers and area of 905 sq.km encompassing huge expanses of some of the least remaining stands of cool temperate broad-leaved forests and old growth fir in the entire Himalayan region. It was commissioned in the year 1998 and is one the largest major temperate park in the country. ...
The Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary is founded in 2003 and is located at the eastern most part of the country. The sanctuary shares its international border with Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh towards the north and north east and in the south it connects with Khaling Wildlife Sanctuary. It covers an area of 740.60 sq.km with an ...
The operational Khaling - Neoli Wildlife Sanctuary was created in the year 1984 within an area of 273 km which covers under 33,380 ha. The natural ecosystem covers around subtropical forest reserved in Khaling and Neoli, protecting the animal species in the semi-tropical zone. The sanctuary supports Elephant, Gaur, and other tro
The fully operational Phibsoo Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the south-central district or dzongkha of Sarbang with an area of 278 km spreading under 26,520 ha. It was created in the year 1974 to conserve the unique dry forest occupying the important bio-geographical positions. The sanctuary protects the tropical wildlife such
The operational Torsa Strict Nature Reserve has an area of 64,960 ha under reserve protection. This reserve protected falls under two districts or dzongkhags of ( Haa and Paro). The reserve area has a variety of landscape and ecosystem in the western most part of the temperate forest beginning from broad-leaf forest to alpine pa
Tsho Nab (Black Lake)
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