Pristine Environment, Bhutan

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Plant Destruction

Another problem associated with tourist activity in the Himalayan region is the collection of flowers and plants.The Eastern Himalayas  have been identified as one of the worlds 25 biodiversity hot-spots. Therefore,many plants and flowers such as orchids, rhododendrons,   blue poppies and many more  live there.The Himalayas is home for an estimated 10,000     plant species. But unfortunately many visitors are so intrigued with the vast array of          beautiful species of plants and flowers that they pluck as many  as possible out of             fascination or for scientific collection and study. Likewise, tourist often return with          bunches of endangered plants and flowers in their hands. Sometimes tourist are seen         burning Juniperus bush as it  easily catches fire while still green and serves as a source of   amusement to playful tourists.Experts say that Juniperus plant is a very slow growing plant and takes ages to reach adults size. 
Bhutan National Flowe Blue Poppy
Blue poppies. the national flower of Bhutan, that once grew in abundance at the Chelela pass in Paro has been severely depleted in recent years according to the Royal Society for the Protection of Nature. According to the society there were about 150 blue poppies in the 1990s. In 2000, the number had dwindled to 20 and to 11 in 2002.

Furthermore, millions of tourist visit the Himalayan region for pilgrimage each year, and they consider some plants and flowers holy, and use in various religious rituals. For instance, pilgrims burn the  leaves of pine, juniper,hemlock and other flowers as an  offering for  gods.In addition,  plants such as Chimonobambusa and Thomnocalamus  are also being        extensively depleted from their natural habitats since they are used extensively in crafts     made for tourists. The rising numbers of tourists in the Himalayas is resulting in dwindling amounts of indigenous plant life. But I'm at least happy that science is helping to save Himalayan plants.


  1. This comment has been removed by the author.

  2. You have Included Very Good point into your article, I just Loved It.
    Rent commercial land In Delhi NCR, Buniyad real estate is good website as per my knowledge

  3. You have Included Very Good point into your article, I just Loved It. To Sell Buy commercial shop In Delhi NCR, Buniyad real estate is good website as per my knowledge

  4. Trekking in Nepal is delighted to welcome you tiny but amazing country. Natures to renew one’s own self regard to relive of beauty realize of Nepal Tour to interact with its generous friendly peoples are highlights of Nepal Trekking and is one long term activity that draws repeat visitors with Treks Himalaya trekking company offer wide verities of travel package in Nepal such as trekking, helicopter tour, mountain flight, peak climbing, sightseeing tour, Tibet tour, Bhutan tour and many more. Final purpose for trekking offers numerous options walking excursion to meet snowy peaks, their foot hills, valleys but however there is amazing for each who hope Trek in Nepal and mountain area. Typical trekking and Hiking in Nepal as unique combination of natural glory of Annapurna Trekking and spectacular view of Langtang Trekking is most rewarding way to skill Nepal natural spectacular view of Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek and array is to walking, trekking, width and the height of country for Nepal Tours Trek is important of Himalayas on description Nepal Travel of large range of ecological features for Nepal Holiday. The country nurtures a variety of flora and scenery. Addition to natural atmosphere is rich Himalayan culture. Many of visitor trek to different part of Nepal every year to experience its rustic charm, nature and culture. Most treks through areas between 1000 to 5185m, though some popular parts reach over 5648 meters. Every travelers knows for trekking from all over the words an exciting experience in Nepal.