Initial Environmental Examination Shuklaphanta National Park and its Buffer Zone Management Plan (2074/075-2078/079)

Shuklaphanta National Park is one of the critical wildlife habitats in Nepal’s Terai Arc Landscape of the Far-Western Development Region, covering an area of 305 sq. km. Shuklaphanta National Park was proposed as a hunting reserve in 1969 (2026 B.S.). The area was then gazetted as a wildlife reserve in 1973 (2032 B.S.) and National park in 2017 (2073 B.S.). It is developed as the prime habitat of swamp deer. It is named after the largest grassland, which is called “Shuklaphanta” in Nepali. It is homeland to Nepal’s, maybe even World’s, largest population of swamp deer. Despite of having small area, large number of rare wild animals, vegetation and birds are found in this National park. Its buffer zone has been declared in 2004 (2061 B.S.) with an area of 243.5 sq. km.

Start Date: 
15 February, 2018
End Date: 
15 July, 2018

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