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Spotted deer on the rise

Jul 24, 2011

Bhutan’s efforts to conserve the spotted deer are showing positive results. The number of spotted deer has increased in the Phibsoo wildlife sanctuary, the only place in Bhutan where the deer can be found.

Gyem Tshering, the Officer In-Charge of the Phibsoo Wildlife Sanctuary, said “we keep track of direct sighting. Our records show that the number is increasing.”

The increase has also been confirmed by the wildlife conservation division which carried out a survey of the spotted deer between 2009 and 2010.

Sonam Wangchuk, the Chief Forestry Officer of the Wildlife Conservation Division, said the rise in the number of spotted deer is also an indication that there is a good number of predators like tigers, leopards and clouded leopards.

The Phibsoo Wildlife Sanctuary is also home to many other endangered species like elephants and golden langurs.

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