Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary

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Coordinates: 27°47′50″N 91°26′16″E / 27.79722°N 91.43778°E / 27.79722; 91.43778

Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary
Protected Area
Country Bhutan
District Lhuntse, Mongar, Trashiyangtse
River Kulong Chu
Highest point
 - elevation 6,000 m (19,685 ft)
Lowest point
 - elevation 1,500 m (4,921 ft)
Area 1,520.61 km2 (587 sq mi)
Animal Black-necked crane (Grus nigricollis)
Date 1998
Website: Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation

The Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary (also spelled Bumdelling or Bomdeling), which also contains the former Kulong Chu Wildlife Sanctuary, covers 1,520.61 square kilometres (587.11 sq mi) in north-eastern Bhutan at elevations between 1,500 metres (4,900 ft) and 6,000 metres (20,000 ft). The Sanctuary covers most of Trashiyangtse District, including Bumdeling Gewog. The Sanctuary was planned in 1995 and established in 1998. It contains diverse flora, fauna, and scenery including alpine lakes and the Bumdeling Valley. The Sanctuary also contains several cultural and religious sites. Within the park live 3,000 resident households.[1][2] The sanctuary has been identified as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International because it supports black-necked cranes, of which it is one of the country’s only two wintering sites, wood snipes and grey-crowned prinias.[3] As of 2007, there was a recent record of the white-tailed eagle, a first for the sanctuary.[4]

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  1. ^ "Parks of Bhutan". Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation online. Bhutan Trust Fund. Retrieved 2011-03-26. 
  2. ^ "Bomdeling Wildlife Sanctuary". Himalaya 2000 online. Bhutan Travel Guide. Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  3. ^ "Bumdelling Wildlife Sanctuary". BirdLife data zone: Important Bird Areas. BirdLife International. 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  4. ^ Choudhury, A.U. (2007). "First sighting of White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla in Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary, Bhutan". Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 104 (2): 209–210.