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National Parks, Protected Areas, and Wildlife Sanctuaries

  • Ugyen Tshewang
  • Jane Gray Morrison
  • Michael Charles Tobias
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Part of the Fascinating Life Sciences book series (FLS)

Abstract

Bhutan’s wondrous ecosystem diversity derives from its unique geographical location between the Palearctic realm of the temperate Euro-Asia and Indian subcontinent realms, a region comprising 3 of the Global 200 ecoregions (30 global biomes): the Eastern Himalayan Alpine Meadows, the Eastern Himalayan Broadleaf and Conifer Forests, and the Terai-Duar savanna and grasslands. Valleys in the inner mountains receive less than 800 mm of precipitation, while the lowlands receive as much as 5500 mm of rainfall. The country encompasses a range of ecosystems from subtropical forests in the southern foothills at an elevation of 150 m to mid-elevation temperate forests, to the northern alpine zone above 7000 m.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ugyen Tshewang
    • 1
  • Jane Gray Morrison
    • 2
  • Michael Charles Tobias
    • 2
  1. 1.National Environment CommissionRoyal Government of BhutanThimphuBhutan
  2. 2.Dancing Star FoundationLos AngelesUSA

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