- Shey Phoksundo National Park
Which is the smallest national park in Nepal?
Which is the oldest national park in Nepal?
Which is the youngest national park of Nepal?
How many wildlife reserves are there in Nepal?
How many conservation areas are there in Nepal?
Which is the largest conservation area of Nepal?
Which is the smallest conservation area of Nepal?
Which is the newest conservation area of Nepal?
How many hunting reserves are there in Nepal?
Differences Between National Park and Wildlife Reserve
National parks are usually established to preserve the flora and fauna of the area and other things of historical and geographical importance while wildlife reserves are solely motivated to protect a particular group of flora and fauna. Human activities like agriculture and organic farming, extracting timbers or collecting fruits, berries, honey, etc. are allowed in wildlife reserves while it is not allowed in national parks. A wildlife reserve can be upgraded to a national park while vice versa is not possible. There are twelve national parks in Nepal whereas there is only one wildlife reserve.
There are six conservation areas in Nepal to protect natural ecosystems and to use natural resources sustainably. They are generally large and most of the areas are in natural conditions.
Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is the only hunting reserve in Nepal established with an aim of preserving a representative high altitude ecosystem in west Nepal and allow sports hunting of blue sheep and other game animals.
Basic Information on Protected Areas of Nepal
Protected Areas of Nepal comprehends twelve national parks, six conservation areas, one wildlife reserve, and a hunting reserve that covers most of the forested areas ranging from lowlands to the high snow-capped mountains, fringing a multitude of landscapes and taking care of a vast biodiversity present in the realm. In addition, numerous Ramsar sites (wetlands) have also been safeguarding innumerable floras and faunas.