Banke National Park
Declaration of Banke National Park
12 July 2010, Kathmandu, Nepal
Government of Nepal, using the National Park and Wildlife Conservation Act (2029), has declared Banke National Park occupying the core area of 550 km2 and Buffer Zone of 343 km2 in Mid Western Region of Nepal adjacent to the existing Bardia National Park. The Banke National Park is contiguous to Bardia National Park and northern part is further connected by recently extended 180 km2 Buffer Zone of Bardia National Park creates large protected complex to conserve biodiversity and to support breeding tigers aiding to achieving the Nepal’s goal to increase tiger population to 250 adult tigers by 2022.