Bhutan

Flora & Fauna

The Climatic Zones Of The Foothills, Central Himalayan Valleys And The High Himalayas Makes Bhutan's Natural Heritage More Rich And Varied Than Other Himalayan Regions.

The Country's Flora Consists Of Over 7000 Species Of Plants, Including The Rare Blue Poppy Which Is Also The National Flower. Bhutan Also Is A Birdwatcher's Paradise With Over 675 Species Of Birds Including The Endangered Black-Necked Crane.

Over 70% Of Bhutan's Land Area Is Still Under Forest Cover. Many Parts Of The Country Have Been Declared Wildlife Reserves, And Are The Natural Habitats Of Rare Species Of Both Flora And Fauna.

Under Bhutanese Law, 60% Of The Kingdom Must Remain Covered By Forest For All Times To Come. The Protected Areas Constitute 26 Percent Of The Country And 9 Percent Of The Country Is Designated As Biological Corridor. The Current Forest Coverage Is 72.5% Of The Total Landmass.

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