Beeshazar Tal near Chitwan National Park
|Area||3,200 ha (7,900 acres)|
|Governing body||Department of Forests, Ministry of Forests|
Beeshazar Tal is a Ramsar site in central Nepal. Established in August 2003, it covers an area of 3,200 ha (7,900 acres) in the buffer zone of Chitwan National Park and is situated between the Mahabharat mountain range to the north and the Siwalik range to the south at an altitude of 286 m (938 ft). This Ramsar site forms an extensive oxbow lake system, typical of the tropical Inner Terai area.
The forested wetland provides excellent habitat as a waterhole and wildlife corridor for critically endangered and vulnerable species including Bengal tiger, Sloth bear, Smooth-coated otter, One-horned rhinoceros, White-rumped vulture, Pallas's fish-eagle, Lesser Adjutant stork, Ferruginous duck, gharial and Marsh crocodile.
- Bhuju, U. R., Shakya, P. R., Basnet, T. B., Shrestha, S. (2007). Nepal Biodiversity Resource Book. Protected Areas, Ramsar Sites, and World Heritage Sites. International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology, in cooperation with United Nations Environment Programme, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. Kathmandu, ISBN 978-92-9115-033-5