Ghodaghodi Tal

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Ghodaghodi Tal
Location Nepal
Coordinates 28°41′03″N 80°56′43″E / 28.68417°N 80.94528°E / 28.68417; 80.94528Coordinates: 28°41′03″N 80°56′43″E / 28.68417°N 80.94528°E / 28.68417; 80.94528
Area 2,563 ha (6,330 acres)
Established August 2003
Governing body Department of Forests, Ministry of Forests

Ghodaghodi Tal is a Ramsar site in western Nepal. Established in August 2003 it covers an area of 2,563 ha (6,330 acres) in Kailali District at an altitude of 205 m (673 ft) on the lower slopes of the Siwalik Hills. This Ramsar site consists of a system of around 13 large and shallow oxbow lakes and ponds with associated marshes and meadows. It is surrounded by tropical deciduous forest and some streams along the periphery, which are separated by hillocks.[1]

Fauna[edit]

The forest and wetlands serve as a wildlife corridor between the Terai lowland and the Siwalik Hills. They support critically endangered and vulnerable species including Bengal tiger, Smooth-coated otter, Eurasian otter, Swamp deer, Lesser Adjutant stork, Marsh crocodile, Red-crowned roofed turtle and Three-striped roofed turtle.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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

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