VALUE OF ECOSYSTEM SERVICES IS TEN FOLD OF GDP IN BHUTAN
As per the initial estimate of value of ecosystem,
Bhutan’s ecosystem is worth over Nu 700 billion per year which is ten times
more than its GDP. The largest contributor is forest (93.8%) followed by
cropland (3.7%), rivers, lakes and wetlands. Of the total benefits it is
estimated that 53% were enjoyed by people outside Bhutan in the form of climate
regulation and tourism and remaining 47% accrued within the country in the form
of clean air, healthy soil, recreation and other values.