Bhutan has a rich and varied biological diversity. Very few countries in the world match Bhutan�s biological diversity and fewer still have taken such strong steps to conserve their biodiversity. Bhutan, for example, has its own Biodiversity Action Plan. The country ranks amongst the top ten percent of highest species density (species richness per unit area) in the world, and it has the largest proportion of land under protected areas.
1. National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries
2. Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park
3. TrumshingLa National Park
4. Royal Manas National Park
5. Jigme Dorji National Park
6. Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary
7. Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary
8. Torsa Strict Nature Reserve
9. Khaling Wildlife Sanctuary
10. Phibsoo Wildlife Sanctuary
11. Black Mountains National Park
Bhutan is a land of boundless and beautiful forests, of enormous dzongs (remarkable buildings peculiar to Bhutan that incorporate fort, monastery and village in one!), and a proud and elegant people with a culture, architecture and dress that are quite unique and that they do not wish to change.
As one of the last strongholds of Tibetan Buddhism, its religious monuments are numerous and quite outstanding. Temples, shrines, monasteries and dzongs litter the high valleys of Bhutan, and the grandest of them are in the beautiful Paro and Bumthang Valleys.