Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park - bfl



Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park (JSWNP)

JSWNP links Jigme Dorji National Park and the Wangchuck Centennial National Park...

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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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BFL's Future Achievements

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Park Information

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JSWNP links Jigme Dorji National Park and the Wangchuck Centennial National Park through the biological corridors in the north and is directly with the Royal Manas National Park in the south, thus providing connectivity between the southern and northern protected areas

  • Third largest protected area in the country
  • Total area: 1723 km2
  • Location: Centre of Bhutan
  • 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
  • The park represents an important migratory corridor, especially for tigers and altitudinal migratory birds

Faunal and Floral Diversity

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22

species of mammals recorded

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270

species of birds

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14

species of fish

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139

species of butterflies

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440

species of medicinal plants

Inhabitants & Livelihood

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400

individuals living in three villages under the park

Camping & Trekking Sites

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A number of ancient trails used of Bhutan’s earliest ancestors

The park developed two trekking trails designed for the winter month:

i. The Nabji-Korphu trail (6 days and 5 nights trek)

ii. Adha-rukha trail (5 days and 4 nights trek)

Risk & Threats

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Habitat fragmentation & degradation from developmental infrastructure habitat

It is predicted that impending developmental activities such as construction of roads, phone towers, and hydropower projects will lead to harming the park’s habitats and wildlife population

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Human-wildlife conflict poaching

The main species targeted for poaching include Musk deer, Snow leopard, and Red panda

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Unregulated cattle grazing

JSWNP serves as a grazing ground for numerous herds of cattle from the adjoining areas of the park. There have been many instances of over-grazing

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Climate change

It is expected that the current scenario of climate change will lead to habitat loss in the park.

The lack of human and financial resources is a major constraint to address these threats

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What will BFL achieve for JSWNP?

JSWNP's Future with BFL

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Increased tiger population

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

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

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An innovative Human-wildlife Conflict mitigation mechanism implemented in JSWNP

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SMART patrolling implemented in JSWNP

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Park staff trained for effective anti-poaching operations

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Eco-lodges and eco-treks designed and implemented

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Forest quality and extent is maintained

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New nature-based local enterprises implemented

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Watersheds fully protected and effectively managed

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