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Kishor Kumar Mehta

Chief Conservation Officer

Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation

kishorkmehta@gmail.com

+977-9858775309


CEO

Roshan Singh Thagunna

Information Officer

Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation

roshanthagunna97@gmail.com

+977-9848791061


WELCOME TO SHUKLAPHANTA NATIONAL PARK

Name: Shuklaphanta National Park (IUCN Category: II)Established: 1976Area (km2): 305.00Buffer Zone (km2): 243.50 (IUCN Category: VI)Shuklaphanta National Park was managed as a hunting reserve at the beginning in 1969. It has been gazetted as a Wildlife Reserve in 1976 and as National Park currently (2017), covering an area of 305 sq. km. It lies in the extreme south-western section of Nepal's Terai in Kanchanpur District. The National Park shares a common boundary with the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh in the south and west which is formed by the Mahakali (Sarda) river, a major tributary of the Ganges. It is bordered on the eastern side by the Chaudhar River and to the north by a forest belt and cultivations. A total of 24 mammal species are recorded by Schaff (1978b), a total of 350 species of birds of which 180 are breeding species (Inskipp, 1989), Bhatt and Shrestha (1977) provide an annotated list of 14 species of fish, Schaaf (1978b) recorded 10 species of ectoparasites and biting flies. Although, the area of the National Park is small, it supports a wide range of biodiversity which is nationally and globally important. The vegetation types primarily include sal fore...


Shuklaphanta National Park

Sudurpaschim Province

National Park Gazetted Year

2033 B.S

National Park Area

305 sq. KM

Buffer Zone Gazetted Year

2061 B.S

Buffer Zone Area

243.5 sq. KM

Species

56

Mammals

450

Birds

56

Reptiles

15

Amphibians

24

Fish

Vision

To manage the intermediate zone through public participation for effective conservation of biodiversity and sustainable community development.

To manage the conservation of rare wild animals, flora and fauna.

To improve the living standard of the local people by developing tourism and to support conservation.

To assist the management by making the study research effective and implementing the suggestions from it.


Goals

Objectives

Giving high priority to the conservation of endangered species, conserving the biodiversity of Shuklaphanta National Park and involving the people of the intermediate zone in the conservation work.

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