According to the director, Karma Dukpa, the team of eight forest officials, who were in Haa since August 22, has reported back to the head office. “But we have to complete the investigation,...
More than 70% of Bhutan’s land is forested, of which 15% are primary forests. Over a quarter of these forests have protected status, and all are owned by the state. The forest area has been increasing at an annual rate of 0.4% over the period 1990-2015 (FAO, 2015).