Bhutan Landcover


Land cover assessment and monitoring of land cover dynamics are essential for environmental protection, biodiversity conservation, and sustainable management of natural resources. They are also important for developing sustainable livelihoods, particularly for the rural communities in Hindu Kush Himalaya.

The Land Cover Dynamics Application provides easy access to the harmonized land cover database developed at national levels over different time slices (1990, 2000, and 2010) and provides user-friendly tools for generating statistics to understand the change processes and guide decision-making. The application is interactive and provides land cover statistics for the whole country or a selected district. The area of each land cover type can be viewed for all three years together or separately, with the option to make charts on a selected set of classes. Change maps are generated for selected classes and show areas of gain or loss.

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