"...commitment to the maintenance of its biodiversity. This is reflected in the decision to maintain at least sixty percent of the land area under forest cover, to designate more than a quarter of its territory as national parks, reserves and other protected areas, and most recently to identify a further 9% of land area as biodiversity corridors. Currently, 72.5% of the total land area is forested and protected areas make up 28% of the total land with 9% designated as Biological Corridors. Only 7.8% of the land area is used for agriculture."
Dago Tshering and Gyambo Sithey, "CLACC Working Paper: Climate Change and Health in Bhutan," International Institute for Environment and Development, 2008, 1. http://www.clacc.net/HumanHealth/Health%20report08-final/HealthStudy-Wor... [verified 4/17/14