Jigme Khesar Strict Nature Reserve - bfl



Jigme Khesar Strict Nature Reserve (JKSNR)

Serves as a water head for rivers and streams which are critical for the livelihoods of...

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Faunal and Floral Diversity

Inhabitants & Livelihood

Camping & Trekking Sites

Risk & Threats

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Serves as a water head for rivers and streams which are critical for the livelihoods of residents within the Reserve

  • Location: Spreads across two western districts of the country
  • The only strict nature reserve along the 10 protected area

Faunal and Floral Diversity

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Home to the Snow leopard, Clouded leopard, and the Red Panda

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Home to some of the rarest orchids

Inhabitants & Livelihood

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There are no permanent settlements within the reserve. However, there are people living within the buffer of the reserve who belong to two distinct communities: yak-herding and non-yak herding

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Unlike the other yak herders of Bhutan. They possess some agricultural land and cultivate different cereal crops

Camping & Trekking Sites

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Potential trekking & Hiking

There are many potential trekking and hiking trails within JKSNR. The most widely trekked routes are the Meripunsum trail, the Tegola to Nubshonapata trail and the trail to Lolithang

Risk & Threats

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Yak husbandry

Over the years, most of the local yak herders have sold their yaks and quit the pastoralist lifestyle. This has led to under-grazing and the immediate absence of large grazers like yaks can change ecosystems in an unprecedented way

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Poaching

Poaching of species continues inside the reserve as evident from the many traps and snares encountered during anti-poaching patrols

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Human Wildlife Conflict

61% of park inhabitants reported losing maize crops to wild pigs and 15% reported losing their paddy fields.

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What will BFL achieve for JKSNR?

JKSNR Future with BFL

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Increased snow leopard population

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Eco-lodges and eco-treks designed and developed in JKSNR

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

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SMART patrolling implemented in JKSNR

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Park staff trained for effective anti-poaching operations

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Forest quality and extent is maintained

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New nature-based local enterprises implemented

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JKSNR equipped with adequate and competent staff and essential equipment and infrastructure

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