Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary - bfl



Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary (SWS)

Regardless of its comparatively small size, the sanctuary functions as one of the major...

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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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Park Information

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Regardless of its comparatively small size, the sanctuary functions as one of the major watersheds benefiting downstream districts from its two main rivers and numerous lakes

  • Total area: 740.60 km2
  • Location: Far east of the country

Faunal and Floral Diversity

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30

species of mammals

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227

species of birds

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5

species of reptiles

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2

species of fish

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622

species of plants

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622

species of butterflies

Inhabitants & Livelihood

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4500

people reside inside the park

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The primary source of livelihood for the residents is livestock rearing yaks, sheep, and Dzoe and Dzoms (hybrid of yak and cow)

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Residents are primarily farmers who mainly on agriculture for livelihood

Camping & Trekking Sites

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Trekking route

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

Risk & Threats

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Grazing pressure from the demand of a high livestock population


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Construction of farm roads

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

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Hydro-power construction

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.

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What will BFL achieve for SWS?

SWS's Future with BFL

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

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An eco-tourism project implemented

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Eco-lodges and eco-treks designed and developed

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Watersheds in SWS fully protected and effectively managed by 2030

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Park communities implement climate-smart organic agriculture and alternative energies

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Forest quality and extent is maintained

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New nature-based local enterprises implemented

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

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