2008 HWC Management Strategy03 Mar 2008
An agrarian-based society, almost 80% of Bhutan’s population depends directly on crop and/or livestock production for their livelihood. Bhutan’s conservation policy allows farmers to remain in parks, protected areas, and corridors, and some of the country’s poorest communities can be found within these areas. Hence, the Royal Government of Bhutan is faced with promoting long-term economic and social development programs aimed at poverty alleviation in these rural areas, while simultaneously protecting the natural resources that uniquely characterize this country. Finding a balance is the basis for sustainable development.
The Bhutan National Human Wildlife Conflicts (HWC) Management Strategy was formulated in a participatory manner involving relevant stakeholders and partners.