Bhutan is renowned for its pristine natural landscapes and rich biodiversity, making it a paradise for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. The country’s commitment to environmental conservation, as reflected in its policy of maintaining at least 60% forest coverage, has helped preserve its unique ecosystems. Here is an overview of the wildlife and nature in Bhutan.


Bhutan is an ornithologist’s paradise. Densely covered in lush forests and protected habitats, the country currently boasts an impressive 754 bird species. This includes four critically endangered, five endangered, 21 vulnerable and 12 restricted-range species. Around 50 species are winter migratory birds.

Bird lovers will be mesmerized by the beauty of these feathered creatures in their natural habitats. Here in Bhutan, they thrive in the many protected areas, wildlife sanctuaries and biological corridors. One of the 50 rarest birds in the world, Imperial Heron and the majestic Black-necked Crane can also be observed in Bhutan. 

National Parks

Bhutan is well-known for its environmental conservation efforts. Not only has it been hailed as “carbon-negative” but it is also one of the only nations where more than 70% of the country is covered by forests.

This high forest coverage is possible due to the many swaths of Bhutan that are covered by protected areas like national parks, nature preserves and wildlife sanctuaries.

In fact, almost 42% of the country is covered by five national parks, four wildlife sanctuaries and a nature reserve- all connected by a system of biological corridors.