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What the investment will go towards

Protecting, saving, and monitoring wildlife and habitats

0 By 2022, populations of 2 flagship species representing major ecosystems are increased - including tiger which is increased by at least 20% over 2015 levels
0 By 2022, information on the conservation status on 10 other high-profile, lesser known, endangered and endemic flora and fauna species established and conservation plans developed.
0 By 2018, Zero Poaching Framework and SMART/effective patrolling instituted in all PAs/BCs to prevent, combat and monitor poaching, wildlife trade, and other illegal activities.
By 2022, key high biodiversity and climate resilience value habitats and their connectivity are under improved management

What the investment will go towards

Providing sustainable ecosystem goods and services for Bhutan and its neighbors

0 By 2022, at least one high conservation, economic and culturally valued stretch of river linked to a PA is designated as free-flowing and effectively managed for conservation and climate-resilience
0 By 2023, watershed conditions in 10 critical catchments within the Protected Area System (one per PA) improved for climate resilience, wildlife and socio-economic development
By 2023, the Five Year Plans and all PA/BC management plans incorporate natural capital valuation, environmental services provided by PAs and salient climate change risks and mitigation/adaptation strategies

What the investment will go towards

Maintaining Bhutan’s forest cover and its promise to remain carbon neutral for all time

0 % From 2018 onwards, forest quality and extent maintained at 1.1 million hectares within the Protected Area System, thereby sequestering 2.5 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalents
0 % By 2020, degraded lands under the PA system brought under climate-smart reforestation mechanisms to enhance the carbon stock (above/below ground)

What the investment will go towards

Supporting the thousands of people living in the protected areas through job creation and community improvements

0 % By 2020, 80% of all HHs within PAs benefit from reduced human wildlife conflict as a result of adoption of appropriate policies, technologies and systems by 2020
0 % By 2025, 80% of households within PAs have access to nature-based employment and income-generating opportunities
By 2024, all communities in PAs value, support, and engage in conservation initiatives, including waste management
From 2023 onwards, all communities living within PAs use traditional knowledge, best available science, and technologies to increase their climate and disaster resilience

What the investment will go towards

Strengthening the enforcement and management of the protected areas

By 2018, the PA network is clearly demarcated, has climate-smart management plans and a system to track management effectiveness
By 2020, PAs are equipped with adequate and competent staff and by 2026; all PAs are equipped with essential equipment and infrastructure.