Protected Area Information
Name: Chitwan National Park
Type: National Park
Area: 952.63 sq. km.
Buffer Zone: 729.37 sq. km.
The park is situated in south central Nepal, covering 952.63 sq. km.. in the subtropical lowlands of the inner Terai. The area comprising the Tikauli forest-from Rapti river to the foothills of the Mahabharat-extending over an area of 175 sq.km. was declared Mahendra Mriga Kunj (Mahendra Deer Park) by the late King Mahendra in 1959. In 1963, the area towards the south of Rapti River was demarcated as a rhinoceros sanctuary. The area was gazetted as the country’s first national park in 1973, recognizing its unique ecosystems of international significance. UNESCO declared RCNP a World Heritage Site in 1984. In 1996, an area of 750 sq.km. surrounding the park was declared a buffer zone, which consists of forests and private lands including cultivated lands. The park and the local people jointly initiate community development activities and manage natural resources in the buffer zone. Government of Nepal has made provision to provide 30-50 percent of the park revenue for community development and natural resource management in the buffer zone.
The park is home to more than 700 species of wildlife, 68 species of mammals, over 546 birds, 55 species of amphibians and reptiles, and 120 species of fishes. Some of the endangered fauna found in the park are – One-horned rhinoceros, Gaur Bison, Royal Bengal tiger, Wild elephant, four-horned antelope, Pangolin, Golden monitor lizard, Python, Bengal florican, Lesser florican, Giant hornbill, Black stork, White stork, etc. Park also has the highest population density of sloth bears with an estimated 200-250 individuals.
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