Jigme Dorji National Park - bfl



Jigme Dorji National Park (JDNP)

There are 376 glaciers in JDNP which constitutes 42.44% of the glaciers of the country...

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Park Information

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Faunal and Floral Diversity

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Inhabitants & Livelihood

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Camping & Trekking Sites

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Risk & Threats

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There are 376 glaciers in JDNP which constitutes 42.44% of the glaciers of the country.

  • Second largest national park
  • Total area: 4,316 km2
  • Location: Covers 5 districts in the north west of the country
  • Park is a water source for various mega hydropower projects
  • Only park in the country trekked by tourists through its paradisiacal alpine meadows and snow-capped mountains
  • Provides crucial connectivity to the Kanchenjunga Conservation Complex in northeast India and eastern Nepal

Faunal and Floral Diversity

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50

species of mammals recorded

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313

species of birds

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39

species of butterflies

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300

species of medicinal plants

Inhabitants & Livelihood

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6000

people reside inside the park

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People residing in the park above 4000 meters practice a semi-nomadic pastoralist livelihood, primarily subsisting on raising yaks

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People residing below 4000 meters in the park subsist on mixed farming with agriculture as the mainstay of livelihood

Camping & Trekking Sites

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JDNP is termed as the 'Trekker's Paradise'

Famous trekking routes include the Jumolhari Trek, Snowman Trek, Gasa-Laya Trek, and Lunana Trek

Risk & Threats

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Impending threats from climate change

Increased runoffs, flash floods, and landslides

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Retreating glaciers & glacial lake outbursts

Glaciers in the park are rapidly melting. This would have an adverse effect on the alpine ecosystem

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Developmental Activities

Increased developmental activities such as road construction within the park have resulted in the destruction and degradation of wildlife habitats

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Reckless disposal of garbage

Littering from timber loggers and Cordycep collectors who access the park

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Poaching

Every year, the park’s staff are engaged in dismantling hundreds of trap set for musk deer, wild fowls, and other animals

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Retaliatory killing of wild animals

Reports of livestock depredation by wild predators and crop damage in the park have steadily increased since 2010

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What will BFL achieve for JDNP?

JDNP's Future with BFL

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Increased tiger and snow leopard population

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JDNP equipped with adequate and competent staff as well as essential equipment and infrastructure

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Watersheds fully protected and effectively managed

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Park staff trained for effective anti-poaching operation

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SMART patrolling implemented in JDNP

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Degraded lands within JDNP mapped and restored with climate-smart mechanisms

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Park communities implement effective waste management programs

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Park communities equipped with community-based crop and livestock Human-wildlife Conflict insurance schemes

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Forest quality and extent is maintained

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New nature-based local enterprises implemented

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