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Did you know? The constitution of Bhutan specifies that 60% of the country must remain forested. - MightyFacts.com

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Did you know?

The constitution of Bhutan specifies that 60% of the country must remain forested.

-- MightyFacts.com

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The Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan, Article 5, paragraph 3:

The Government shall ensure that, in order to conserve the country’s natural resources and to prevent degradation of the ecosystem, a minimum of sixty percent of Bhutan’s total land shall be maintained under forest cover for all time.

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    They publish their constitution in English? – EMBLEM Apr 20 '16 at 3:31
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    @EMBLEM: The national language is Dzongkha but the English version seems to be an official translation. See nab.gov.bt/en/business/constitution_of_bhutan – Nate Eldredge Apr 20 '16 at 3:44
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    relevant: ted.com/talks/… – zzzzBov Apr 20 '16 at 13:59
  • Even if it weren't an "official" translation, it seems fairly clear-cut - not much room for a translation error. – loneboat Apr 21 '16 at 19:49

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