Project

Bhutan

Bhutan is a small country in the Himalayan range, between China and India. Its largely untouched nature makes it a jewel on planet Earth providing habitat for a wide range of cat species. Having 10 national parks, more than 51 % of the countries area is put under protection contributing to a forest coverage of 72 %.

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Jigme Dorji National Park

Stretching from mountain tops as high as 7314 a.s.l. to lush forests in the lowland the national park hosts 9 different cat species (Jamtsho et al. 2021). 

This stunning diversity attracted our attention, and we are happy to collaborate with the national park in conservation and research on wild cats.

Jigme Dorji National Park

In particular, Jigme Dorji National Park has attracted our attention: It is home to an incredible at least 9 of 40 existing wild cat species (Jamtsho et al. 2021).

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Home of the wild cats

The Jigme Dorji National Park is a home for the following wild cats:

Marbled cat

Asiatic golden cat

Leopard cat

Jungle cat

Pallas's cat

Clouded leopard

Tiger

Snow leopard

Leopard

(Eurasian lynx)

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Material support

Camera traps, laptops, GPS devices, books on fauna, binoculars and other equipment

Capacity building

Bird and mammal watching, data management, study design and other wildlife and conservation related topics.

Other

Further support to reduce human-wildlife conflicts and create alternative livelihoods.