Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary
|District||Trashigang, Samdrup Jongkhar|
|Area||750 km2 (290 sq mi)|
|Plant||Eastern blue pine (Pinus wallichiana)|
|Animal||Migoi (no confirmed sightings)|
Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary located mostly in Trashigang District and just crossing the border into Samdrup Jongkhar District, Bhutan. It is one of the country's protected areas. It is listed as a tentative site in Bhutan's Tentative List for UNESCO inclusion.
Flora and fauna
The sanctuary represents the easternmost temperate ecosystems and landscapes of Bhutan, and is part of the Eastern Himalayan subalpine conifer forests ecoregion. It protects several endemic species including the eastern blue pine and the black-rumped magpie.
Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary was created in part to protect the migoi, a yeti-like cryptid whose existence has not been scientifically confirmed, but in which the local population strongly believes. The migoi are believed to haunt the northern part of the area.
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