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Scientific Study and Research at the Shuklaphanta National Park

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Shuklaphanta National Park has been carrying out a scientific study and research in one of its prime grasslands.

The details:

  • A savannah of 20 hectares at Singhapurphanta has been divided into five blocks for conducting separate research studies on each block.
  • The project has been going on for three years with the people working to burn reeds and other vegetation to leave patches of grassland fallow. They have been keeping record of the presence of wild animals and observing the grass grown here.

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  • This study will contribute to augment to the ecosystem conservation in the park.
  • The Shuklaphanta National Park is a protected area in the Terai of the Far-Western Region, Nepal, covering 305 km2 (118 sq. miles) of open grassland, forests, riverbeds and tropical wetlands at an altitude of 174 to 1,386 m (571 to 4,547 ft).
  • It has 12 large and small savannahs inside the park which is considered important in terms of the conservation and management of grassland ecosystems in Nepal.
  • The protected area is part of the Terai-Duar savanna and grasslands ecoregion and is one of the best-conserved examples of floodplain grassland.

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