But Bhutan is at a crossroads
- Low economic diversification is causing high youth unemployment. Human-wildlife conflict is on the rise and currently Bhutan faces several challenges to have adequate interventions to help rural residents mitigate it in a responsible and conservation friendly way.
- Bhutan is also experiencing increased poaching and the country’s current enforcement capacity is unable to effectively tackle it. Because of Bhutan’s geographical location, Illegal wildlife trade will become a serious concern for wildlife conservation in the coming years.
- And just as Bhutan needs critical funding to address all of these emerging threats, however foreign aid is declining because Bhutan will soon be graduating to a middle income country.