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The Department of Forest and Park Services (DoFPS) is one of the oldest Government Departments established in 1952. During this inception period and until the early 1980s, DoFPS used to be manned by foresters from India on deputation in the absence of national capacities. Since its establishment then and now, several changes have taken place in the way forest resources are managed. National capacities have been developed and now DoFPS is fully manned by nationals; and several legal and institutional changes have been brought in for sustainable management of forest resources and enhancement of service delivery to the public. readmore

Dept. of Forest established in 1952
Total Area of Bhutan:38,394 Sq.Km
Total Protected Area:19,676.57 Sq.Km

Total Forest Coverage:71%
Tree cover:70.46%
Shrub cover:10.81%