Environment


Nowhere in the Himalayas is the natural Environment more rich and diverse than it is in Bhutan. The Ecosystem in Bhutan is diverse, because of its location, great geographical and climate variations. For centuries, Bhutanese have treasured the natural Environment and have looked upon it as a source of all life. The country wishes to continue living in harmony with nature and to pass on this rich heritage to its future generation. Knowing the importance of the natural Environment Royal Government of Bhutan takes its conservation at the heart of its development strategy.

The government has enacted a law that shall maintain at least 60% of its forest cover for all time. Today, approximately 72% of the total land area of Bhutan is under forest cover and

Approximately 60% of the land area falls under protected areas comprising of 10 national parks and sanctuaries.

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