Selected LUPP forest cover statistics for Eastern Bhutan

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  • Bhutan


  • Forest and forestry -- Bhutan -- Statistics,
  • Land use -- Planning -- Bhutan -- Statistics

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Statementprepared by Paul Laumans.
SeriesWorking document / [Third Forestry Development Project] ;, no. 20, Working document (Third Forestry Development Project (Bhutan)) ;, no. 20.
ContributionsThird Forestry Development Project (Bhutan)
LC ClassificationsMicrofiche 2000/62416 (S)
The Physical Object
Pagination37 leaves
Number of Pages37
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Open LibraryOL161179M
LC Control Number99937091

Download Selected LUPP forest cover statistics for Eastern Bhutan

The LCMP () assessment shows significant difference in land cover figures from the LUPP () assessment. In particular, the total forest cover has increased from % (based on the country’s area of 40,km 2) to % (based on area of 38,km 2) with an actual area increase of 1,km 2.

The Department recently published the report on National Forest Inventory (NFI) which has provided true picture of the latest forest cover, tree count, basal area and the growing stock in Bhutan.

This is in backdrop of the constitutional mandate of maintaining 60% forest cover in perpetuity. The Forestry Facts and Figures, capture andFile Size: 1MB. Change in forest cover. The analysis of satellite imageries of by Land Use and Planning Project (LUPP, ) of Bhutan indicates (Figure 6a) that the declining trend ( to ) of forest cover has reversed during Note 2: the dense forest is defined as forest cover density >40% and less dense forest with forest cover density between 10 to 40%, (Source: For PIS,For Negi,For (G):Gupta,For (L): LUPP,and GIS.

The LCMP () land cover assessment shows a national forest cover of % (excluding shrubs), of which % is Broadleaf, % is Mixed Conifer, % is Fir, % is Chir pine, % is Blue pine. The fact that Bhutan’s Royal Government committed to maintaining up to 60% of its land area is under forest cover; hence, it is no doubt that the environment in this country is super pristine converging high rugged mountains, deep valleys that offer ecosystems are both rich and diverse.

Bhutan had 3, ha of planted forest. Change in Forest Cover: Between andBhutan lost an average of 10, ha or % per year. In total, between andBhutan gained % of its forest cover, or aroundha. Bhutan's forests contain million metric tons of carbon in living forest biomass.

Community Forestry in Bhutan Putting People at the Heart of Poverty Reduction ISBN: constitutional mandate of conserving at least 60% of Bhutan’s total land area under forest cover. Nationally, community forestry contributes to Bhutan’s overall socio-economic (National Statistics Bureau, ).

These poorer Cited by: 1. Bhutan RNR Statistics Posted on Octo by ICTD, MoAF. The Renewable Natural Resources Statistics Division (RSD) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests is pleased to bring out the Bhutan RNRStatistics The publication is a compendium of relevant statistics in the domain ofRenewable Natural Resources collected by RSD and.

Today, % of the total land area of Bhutan is under forest cover and % (16, ) of the land area falls under protected areas comprising of 10 national parks and sanctuaries (State of the Environment reportNational Environment Commission).

With confirmed forest cover of 72%, which is a way beyond the mandate of constitution, it is a carbon sink with the capacity to absorb 6 million tons of carbon annually where as Bhutan emits only million tons of carbon in a year. Thus, Bhutan is not carbon neutral but the only carbon negative country in the world.

others. For Bhutan with fragile mountainous ecosystem, the forests play even greater role given adverse impacts of climate change. Bhutan has also committed to remain carbon neutral for all times to come, therefore, forest is expected to take center stage and play key role in fulfilling this commitment.

While the contribution from theFile Size: 5MB. Biomass and land use carbon emissions data for Bhutan "Tree cover threshold" is used for defining the tree cover area.

For example, 75% includes only areas with more than 75% tree cover, whereas 10% includes all areas with more than 10% tree cover. 75% tree cover reflects a. The Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan lies in the Eastern Himalayas between China (Tibet) and India.

The country covers about sq. km rising steeply from the Siwalik deposits bordering the Brahmaputra plain to a height of almost m in the Himalayas. The forest resource in Bhutan is unique in the entire Himalayan area. Two recent scientific studies, based on Landsat imagery, also estimated national scale forest cover change ().The global forest change map of Hansen et al.

() measured a decrease in forest cover between and in Bhutan. By contrast, another study detected a net increase in forest cover during the same period and an even higher increase during the Cited by: Plants & Animals Bhutan is listed as one among the top 10 biodiversity hot spots in the world.

Bhutan has total forest coverage of over 70% of the country's total geographical area with the constitution requiring 60% of the country under forest coverage for all times to come.

Bhutan is eastern part of the Himalayan biodiversity hotspot (Myers, Bruggeman et al., () confirmed that the high forest cover of Bhutan was maintained sincewith a. Conservation of the environment is one of the four pillars of Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness philosophy.

As mandated in its constitution, Bhutan preserves (at all times) 60 percent of its land under forest cover. National Forest Inventory of Bhutan Thursday, Octo Department of Forests and Park Services Ministry of Agriculture and Forests 1.

forest 60 % forest cover for all times to come Sustainable forest management sustainable. In terms of Iodine deficiency disorders, Bhutan effectively brought down goitre occurrence from % in down to less than 5% in Bhutan was the first country in South East Asia to have eliminated Iodine Deficiency Disorders as Public Health Problem in File Size: 1MB.

The Bhutan Living Standards Survey (BLSS ) is the fourth in a series of living standards surveys undertaken by the National Statistics Bureau (NSB). Earlier surveys were done in, and This report summarizes the results of the BLSS Household Survey.

It analyzes the current status of households and. iv Bhutan Poverty Assessment Acknowledgements. This report is the first poverty assessment for Bhutan prepared by the World Bank jointly with the Royal Government of Bhutan through the National Statistics Bureau (NSB). It builds on Bhutan Poverty Analysispublished by the NSB with technical assistance from the World Bank.

Bhutan has over 71 percent of its territory under forest cover. While many countries in the world seem to have a hard time saving the few remaining patches of forests, Bhutan’s forest cover has remained remarkably stable and even increased over the past years.

In fact, Bhutan is the only carbon negative country in the world. Forest ecosystem services and the pillars of Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness.

Occasional Paper Bogor, Indonesia: CIFOR. 4 Forest cover by forest type in Bhutan 9 In the eastern Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, culture, society, economy and environment are Cited by: 2. Bhutan Flora & Fauna Bhutan has unexplored tropical forests, perfect biodiversity hotspots waiting to be listed.

With 70% of Bhutan is covered by forest, it has the widest variety of fauna and flora among South Asia. Nearly 60% plant life and wildlife species present in Himalaya is found in Bhutan.

Forests contribute to poverty reduction, economic growth and employment, and generate essential ecosystem services that sustain key sectors such as agricultural, energy, and s also help countries respond to climate change.

Forest goods provide an important “hidden harvest” for rural populations, keeping many people out of extreme poverty. NSB web template. GDP per Capita () US$ GDP Growth rate () %: Population Poverty Rate (). Mongar marks the beginning of eastern Bhutan.

The second largest town in the sub tropical east, Mongar, like Trashigang further east, is situated on the side of a hill in contrast to other town of western Bhutan which are built on the valley floor.

Trashigang. Elevation 1, m. One of Bhutan's significant natural resources in the late twentieth century was its rich forests and natural 's location in the eastern Himalayas, with its subtropical plains and alpine terrain, gives it more rainfall than its neighbors to the west, a factor greatly facilitating forest growth.

The forests contain numerous deciduous and evergreen species, ranging from. According to U.S. State Department estimates inabout 35% of the population of Bhutan is Lhotshampa. Culture. Traditionally, the Lhotshampa have been involved mostly in sedentary agriculture, although some have cleared forest cover and conducted tsheri and slash and burn agriculture.

The Lhotshampa are generally classified as Hindus. Elevation 2, m This is the capital of Bhutan with a population of approximatelypeople. It is the largest town in Bhutan, about an hour from the airport in Paro. Bhutan is known for its rich natural resource endowments and strict conservation policy.

With 70% forest cover, only 5% of the forest area is designated to commercial management. Priority landscape encompass million hectares of Bhutan Biological Conservation Complex (B2C2), a net­work of protected areas systems including 5 National parks, 4 Wildlife sanctuaries 1 Strict Nature Reserve and 9 Biological Corridors (BCs) that contain critical habitats covering all important eco-zones of the Eastern Himalayas.

in Bhutan. In Bhutan, conservation of the environment and protection of tradition and culture are integral for enhancing the collective happiness of the Bhutanese people, and economic development only serves as a means of achieving that aspiration.

The Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan mandates the maintenance of “60 per cent forest cover forFile Size: 2MB. Bhutan’s 71 percent forest cover confirmed Sonam Pem, Thimphu Feb 7, Dagana, Pema Gatshel and Zhemganag dzongkhags have the highest forest cover of 83 percent each and Gasa Dzongkhag the least with 36 percent.

This was revealed in the National Forest Inventory report launched recently. According to a report of Global Forest Watch, India l sq km of forest cover between andof wh sq km, a whopping %, was from the North-eastern Author: Sumir Karmakar.

Community Forest Management in Bhutan. All I've Ever Known: Margaret Gallagher's Story - My Thatched Cottage without modern amenities. The permanent funding is the result of a Royal Government of Bhutan and WWF-led initiative called Bhutan for Life (BFL).At the heart of BFL is a $43 million fund for properly managing the country’s 5-million-acre network of protected areas, as well as a commitment from the government of Bhutan to contribute $75 million over the first 14 years and come up with a permanent.

Under FAO REDD+ support, Mr Arun Rai and Dr Jigme from the Ministry of Agriculture & Forests of Bhutan visited FAO Headquarters to work on the country’s Forest Reference (Emission) Level or FR(E. Bhutan has a forest cover of percent of its land area and not percent as it has often been quoted.

With abouttrees felled every year and about 1, acres of forest land lost to development activities, mining, and forest fires the actual tree-covered forest is declining, said officials at the conference.

"The percent figure was derived in ," said Dr. Sangay. With 72 percent of Bhutan under forest cover Bhutan has a rich variety of plants and animals. Bhutan has three different zones, the alpine zone (m and above) above the tree line, temperate zone ( to m) and subtropical zone (m to m) Weather and Climate.

Bhutan has four seasons and the climate varies depending on the altitude.Atlas of Bhutanland use land cover statistics. Relief shown by contours and shading. Contributor: Bhutan. Ministry of Agriculture and Forests - Bhutan. Department of Forests and Park Services. Forest Resources Management Division Date: Bhutan: Development Amid Environmental and Cultural Preservation.

(Monumenta Serindica, No. ) (Monumenta Serindica, No. ) Tokyo: Institute for the Study of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies,

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