Phibsoo Wildlife Sanctuary , Damphu
About Phibsoo Wildlife Sanctuary
The Phibsoo Wildlife Sanctuary is the second smallest natural protected region in Bhutan, accounting for about nearly two hundred fifty square kilometers in area. Enveloping the Sarpang and Dagana Districts, it is connected to the Royal Manas National Park and the Jigme Singye National Park via a biological corridor. It also shares borders with the Indian state of Assam.
It is the only sanctuary in the country to provide a safe haven to the Chital Deer or Spotted Deer and also includes the elephant, Bengal tiger and the Golden Langurs. Among the vegetation, the rare Sal Forests are peculiar to this Sanctuary and includes Agar Trees and a diverse number of tropical and sub-tropical foliage.
Due to recent militia activity, this area is relatively isolated and is sparsely populated.