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species of mammals
species of birds
species of reptiles
species of fish
species of plants
species of butterflies
people reside inside the park
The primary source of livelihood for the residents is livestock rearing yaks, sheep, and Dzoe and Dzoms (hybrid of yak and cow)
Residents are primarily farmers who mainly on agriculture for livelihood
The Merak-Sakteng loop trail is the longest trekking route inside the sanctuary aside from a short birding and orchid trail near a camping site at Joenkhar
Another upcoming threat is caused by clearing the strip of pristine habitat for the construction of farm roads to connect the two areas of Merak and Sakteng
The Gamri River that meanders through the sanctuary has been identified as one of the potential river to harness water energy.
The risk of losing a huge proportion of habitat to this construction in the near future is foreseen.
Degraded lands within SWS mapped and restored with climate-smart mechanisms
An eco-tourism project implemented
Eco-lodges and eco-treks designed and developed
Watersheds in SWS fully protected and effectively managed by 2030
Park communities implement climate-smart organic agriculture and alternative energies
Forest quality and extent is maintained
New nature-based local enterprises implemented
SWS equipped with adequate and competent staff as well as essential equipment and infrastructure