Bhutan has unexplored tropical forests, perfect biodiversity hotspots waiting to be listed. With 70% of Bhutan is covered by forest, it has the widest variety of fauna and flora among South Asia. Nearly 60% plant life and wildlife species present in Himalaya is found in Bhutan. It is considered as an area of extraordinary biological diversity ‘hotspot’ of East Himalayan for researchers.
The type of forest found in Bhutan are Upland Hardwood Forest, Lowland Hardwood Forest, and Tropical Lowland which are a collection of Fir, Chir pine, Blue Pine, and broadleaf diverse with conifer. About 300 types of medicinal plants and 46 different varieties of rhododendrons are found in Bhutan. The common sights are Pine, the Magnolias, Gentian, Daphne, Junipers, Orchids, medicinal plants, Giant Rhubarb, Oaks, and Fir.
A frequently sighted of rare and in danger of extinction animals in the impenetrable jungles and mountains is common in Bhutan. Due to the Nation’s conservation efforts and its unspoiled natural environment, Bhutan has maintained its forests well for you could see the rarest species of plants thriving within its boundaries. People spotted high altitude wildlife in Bhutan, like the Snow Leopards, Bengal Tigers that are seen at the altitude range of 3001 to 4001 meters. You can also catch glimpses of the red panda, Barking Deer, Blue Sheep, Gorals, Himalayan Black Bear, Sambars, Musk Deer and Wild Pigs in Bhutan.
The sub-tropical jungles of Southern Bhutan are home to One-horned Rhinoceros, Clouded Leopards, Swamp Deer, Elephants, and Water Buffaloes. The most popular and unique to Bhutan is a species of monkey called Golden Langur, living in the banks of Manas river.
Bhutan has a great diversity of bird species, It’s part of 221 international rare bird zones. The documented variety of bird types is over 670 and is predicted to grow as new birds are located. Bhutan has about 415 resident bird species.
In addition, 57% of globally disappearing birds and 90% of the country’s rare birds are reliant on Bhutan’s forests. They migrant seasonally by winged in the mountains depending on the weather conditions. During the winters migratory the 50 species of birds like thrushes, the buntings, waders, ducks, and the birds of prey migrate in Bhutan. Partial migrants numbers total of 40 species such as swifts, cuckoos, bee-eaters, flycatchers, and warblers.
Total of 16 worldwide endangered birds like the Pallas Fish eagle, Blyth’s Kingfisher and White-bellied Heron to mention few that can be found in Bhutan. Bomdeling in Trashi Yangtse and Phobjikha of Wangdue Phodrang hosts the infrequent Black Necked Cranes.
Bhutan is the 1oth global hotspots committed to preserving and protecting its diverse environment with help of the government and environmental organizations. The commitment is so apparent that the kingdom is one of the only nations whose forest cover is actually growing over the years.
The high altitude dwelling tigers are frequently found in high altitude all through the country. Travelers will experience the splendid flora and fauna through sightseeing tours, most definitely when you embark on treks and hikes through beautiful pristine Himalayan Mountains forest. The crystal clear rivers fed by ancient mountain glaciers and most roads in Bhutan pass through the rich forests so travelers can experience the grand natural atmospheres of Bhutan. Besides the spectacular natural vegetation, Bhutan has in store a varied range of Local Parks and National park. An enthusiastic traveler can witness the natural beauty bestowed in the environment.
Bhutan has currently managed to preserve 72.5% of its total landmass under forest cover and has a strategy to maintain a minimum of 60% forest cover at all times to come. Emphasizing the strategy, Bhutan celebrates forestry day on 2nd June coinciding with the coronation of the Fourth King. This is the day when every citizen of Bhutan has to plant a sapling. The Global significance of preservation of natural environment has become the central pillar of Bhutan’s identity. Government policies are un amending in case of the forest and natural resources conservation. Nature reserves and wildlife sanctuaries are maintained not only to preserve forest but also to conserve the wildlife in the kingdom. They are not only well protected but are also ensured that no harm may fall upon them from the public.
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