Bhutan, best known for its developmental philosophy of Gross National Happiness, is a small, landlocked country of 38,394 square kilometres with a small population of 779,666 people.1 Within its extensive forests, currently covering about 72% of the land base, Bhutan harbours some of the best remaining representatives of the Himalayan wildlife and habitat. More than half (51.44%) of the country's total geographic area is designated as part of the protected areas network.2 As of 2016, Bhutan had a forest cover of 71%, based on the recent National Forest Inventory conducted between 2012 and 2015.3