Bhutan’s Forest Conservation Policies Effectively Influence Forest Cover Changes
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Patrick is a research scientist at the Université Catholique de Louvain.

                       

Bhutan’s Forest Conservation Policies Effectively Influence Forest Cover Changes

Although tropical deforestation is still widespread, reforestation is observed in several tropical countries, mostly in marginal lands including mountain environments. With its long tradition of environmental conservation and its rich and abundant forests, the mountainous kingdom of Bhutan is often presented as a model of forest protection. The Bhutanese government has defined environmental sustainability as one of the four pillars of its unique philosophy of development — the pursuit of the Gross National Happiness. Bhutan is widely considered as one...

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