Conservational Goal – Jigme Dorji National Park

Maintain the major ecosystems, protect rare, endangered, and endemic species, and preserve the harmonious co-existence between nature and culture in the park in order to generate maximum ecosystem services for the sustainable livelihood of the park residents and economic viability of the country

Mission statement:

Ensure the long-term survival of rare, endemic, endangered, and keystone species through delineation of functional management zones, maximum community participation on sustainable use and protection of natural resources, active applied research on the impending threats of climate change, science-based mitigation of human-wildlife conflicts, and highly vigilant and persistent anti-poaching programs.

Conservation Objectives:

  • Partition the park into three functional management zones, namely, Core, Multiple use, and Buffer zones, to ensure the long-term viability of rare, endangered, and endemic species of flora and fauna.
  • Encourage maximum community participation in the sustainable use of resources in the multiple resource use zones.
  • Enhance strict vigilance and monitoring in the core zones of the park.
  • Increase research activities to adapt to the impending threats of climate change.
  • Increase field research activities and programs to mitigate human-wildlife conflicts in the park.
  • Promote community-based nature tourism in the park to foster and enhance community participation and ownership in the management of the park.
  • Carefully mitigate the impacts of development activities in the park.
  • Implement integrated conservation development programs to address specific conservation issues and threat posed by certain development needs of the local people.

Conservation issues and challenges:

  • Most difficult working conditions due to rugged terrain and harsh climatic conditions.
  • Acute shortage of manpower despite the sheer enormity of size.
  • Lack of adequately trained manpower.
  • Lack of adequate infrastructure and communication facilities.
  • Persistent intrusion across the international border.
  • Heavy dependence on natural resources by the park residents.
  • Very poor database.
  • Absence of proper management zones.
  • Increasing development activities.
  • Lack of adequate field equipment and reference books.
  • Lack of arms and ammunition.
  • Unclear boundary between Territorial Divisions and the park.
  • Lack of external funds and projects.

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