Protected Areas

Operational Status of Protected Areas in Bhutan

Protected Area Area km2 Operational Status
Torsa Strict Nature Reserve 610 Not yet operational
Jigme Dorji National Park 4,316 Operational since 1997. Conservation management plan being revised.
Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park 1,730 Operational since 2002. Conservation management plan being revised.
Royal Manas National Park 1,029 Operational since 1994. Prior to 1994, patrolling and some limited research activities were being implemented as well as basic park infrastructure existed in Manas.
Thrumshingla National Park 905 Operational since 2002. Conservation management plan being revised.
Bumdeling WildlifeSanctuary 1,521 Operational since 2001. Conservation management plan being revised.
Wangchuck Centenniel Park 3,736 inuarauagted in June 2008
Phipsoo Wildlife Sanctuary 269 Not operational but patrolling and preliminary surveys ongoing under the management of Sarpang Forest Division
Sakten Wildlife Sanctuary 741 Operational with its first conservation management plan in place in 2006.
Khaling Wildlife Sanctuary 335 Not yet operational

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