GNH’s pillar of placing the natural world at the heart of public policy has led to environmental protection being enshrined in the constitution. The country has pledged to remain carbon neutral and to ensure that at least 60% of its total land cover will remain under forest cover in perpetuity.
The incredible geographical diversity combined with equally diverse climate conditions all over Bhutan contributes to outstanding range of biodiversity and ecosystems. To these days Bhutan has more than 770 bird species, 5400 species of plant, 46 species of Rhododendron, 300 species of medicinal herb. The eleven wild life reserves, Sanctuaries and parks covers 26 percent of the total land coverage under forestry reserves.
The tiger, One-horned rhino, Golden Langur, clouded leopord, hispid hare and the sloth bear live in the lush tropical lowland and hardwood forests in the south. In the temperate zone, grey langur, tiger, common leopard, goral and serow are found in mixed conifer, broadleaf and pine forests. Fruit bearing trees and bamboo provide habitat for the Himalayan black bear, red Panda, squirrel, sambar, wild pig and barking deer. The alpine habitats of the great Himalayan range in the north are home to the snow leopard, blue ship, marmot, Tibetan Wolf, antelope and Himalayan Musk dear.
Despite the pressure from population growth, agricultural modernization, hydro-power development, industrialization, urbanization, sewage and waste disposal, tourism, road construction and the provision of other physical infrastructure associated with social and economic development, Bhutan enjoys the lusty natural heritage credited to the Bhutan’s development policy of sustainable utilization of resources.
Recognized for the top 10 biodiversity hotspots in the world decade ago, Bhutan still has same natural coverage with additional environment protection policies, developmental schemes, related institution progressing with time and needs.
Guests can experience the magnificent of Bhutan’s Natural heritage through sightseeing tours, boarding treks and hiking through beautiful ridges & forests, immaculate Himalayan Mountains and across glittering clear rivers. Roads in Bhutan passes through the rich forests, high peaks & mountains, and beautiful valleys. No exception travelers can experience the majestic natural environments of Bhutan.
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