The constitution of Bhutan mandates a minimum of 60% forest covers at all times. Today its environment conservation effort has surpassed this mandate. Bhutan currently has 71% of the total land area under forest cover, majority of which has been identified and protected as national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. Due to its wide range of altitudinal and climatic condition, Bhutan is gifted with a rich ecology and is considered one of the biodiversity hotspots thus numerous endangered species seek refuge in this last Shangri la.