- Wildlife Information
is one of the richest countries in the world in
term of bio-diversity due to its unique geographical
position and altitudinal variation. The elevation
of the country ranges from 60 m at sea level to
the highest point on earth, Mt. Everest at 8,848
m, all within a distance of 150 km resulting into
climate condition from sub-tropical to Arctic.
Nepal-occupying only 0.1%
of the earth - is home to :
- 2% of all flowering plants in
- 8% of the world's population
of birds (more then 848 species);
- 4% of mammals on earth;
- 11 of the world's 15 families
of butterfly (more than 500 species);
- 600 indigenous plant families;
- 319 species of exotic orchids.
One of the
major tourist attractions in Nepal is Jungle Safari:
Jungle activities here include venture into deep
jungle on elephant back or four wheel drive to
view wild animals in their natural habitat, canoe
rides or rafting on the jungle rivers, nature
walks, camping trip, bird watching, dolphin sightseeing,
fishing, tiger tracking or wild elephant tracking,
and village tour excursions etc.
A Rich Natural
Thanks to Nepal's extensive and effective Parks
and Reserve system, the country has managed to
preserve more endangered species of flora and
fauna then any other area in Asia. Nepal has nine
National Parks, three Wildlife Reserves, three
Conservation Areas and one Hunting Reserve, which
include areas in the highest mountain in the world
as well as sub-tropical lowland of the plains.
- Bardia National Park - 968 sq.
- Chitwan National Park - 932 sq.
km (World Heritage Sites-Natural)
- Everest National Park - 1148
sq. km (World Heritage Sites-Natural)
- Khaptad National Park - 225 sq.
- Langtang National Park - 1710
- Makalu Barun National Park -
1500 sq. km
- Rara National Park - 106 sq.
- Shey - Phoksundo National Park
- 3555 sq. km
- Shivapuri National Park - 144
- Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
- 175 sq. km
- Parsa Wildlife Reserve - 499
- Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve
- 305 sq. km
- Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve - 1325
- Annuparna Conservation Area -
7629 sq. km
- Kanchanjunga Conservation Area
- 2035 sq. km
- Manaslu Conservation Area
- 1663 sq. km