Jigme Singai Wangchuck
Jigme-Singai-Vangchuk is a national park in central Bhutan, spread over a vast territory of 1730 km2. It was created in 1995 to preserve the biological diversity of the Black Mountains and maintain the ecosystem of the region.
Along the border of the park from north to southeast are the main roads of Bhutan from east to west and from north to south. It is also connected through biological corridors with other national parks in the northern, eastern, central and southern parts of Bhutan. Jigme-Singai-Vangchuk is the best example of medium-sized Himalayan ecosystems that contain several ecological biomes, from subtropical forests at lower altitudes to alpine meadows in the highlands. The highest of the mountains rises to a height of 4925 meters. This is the only park in which the old pine forest Chir is located. The park is also vital for various species of migratory birds due to its wide variety of vegetation: alpine lakes and pastures, coniferous and broad-leaved forests, temperate forest and subtropical forests and mountains under constant snow cover.
In total, about 325 species of birds are registered in the park. Of these, eight are threatened with extinction. Among mammals, 39 species were recorded: tigers, haze parades, gaura, langurs, proteins, red wolves, wild boars, marten, panthers, Himalayan bears, red pandas. There are also 139 species of butterflies registered here. To preserve animals in Jigme-Singai-Vangchuk Park, corridors are organized to connect various areas of the park, patrolled to capture poachers, and conduct various studies.
About 15,000 people live in and around the park. Their life is somehow connected with the national park: whoever is engaged in agriculture or animal husbandry, and the most enterprising conduct multi-day excursions with tourists, showing the most interesting sights of the park. All tourist routes are laid past various communities and villages, and they in turn provide overnight and other services for a fee.
Bhutan is an amazing country with a unique culture, a large number of Buddhist temples and clean air. It is worth noting that according to the country's constitution, at least 60% should be in green spaces and forests, and the authorities strongly support and restore forest cover.