Galway's Land National Park

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Galway's Land National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Map showing the location of Galway's Land National Park
Map showing the location of Galway's Land National Park
Location of Galway's Land National Park
Location Central province, Sri Lanka
Nearest city Nuwara Eliya
Coordinates 6°58′00″N 80°46′38″E / 6.96667°N 80.77722°E / 6.96667; 80.77722Coordinates: 6°58′00″N 80°46′38″E / 6.96667°N 80.77722°E / 6.96667; 80.77722
Area 27 hectares (0.10 sq mi)[1]
Established 1938 (Sanctuary)
2006 (National park)
Governing body Department of Wildlife Conservation

Galway's Land National Park is a small national park situated within the city limits of Nuwara Eliya in Sri Lanka. Having been declared as a wildlife sanctuary on 27 May 1938, the Galway's Land was elevated to the national park status on 18 May 2006.[2] The park was declared to conserve the montane ecosystem.[1] Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka considers the Victoria park of Nuwara Eliya and the Galway's Land as two of the most significant birding sites in Sri Lanka.[3] Galway's Land harbours about 20 very rare migrant bird species and 30 native species. Apart from the avifauna, the park has valuable floral species of both native and foreign origin.[4] Galway Forest Lodge is located close to the park.[5]

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  1. ^ a b The national Atlas of Sri Lanka. Department of Survey. 2007. p. 88. ISBN 955-9059-04-1. 
  2. ^ "Galwaysland National park" (PDF). environmentmin.gov.lk. Retrieved 22 August 2010. 
  3. ^ Kotagama, Sarath (2006). "Significant Birding Sites in Sri Lanka". Common, Endemic & Threatened Birds in Sri Lanka. Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka. p. 12. ISBN 955-8576-19-0. 
  4. ^ "Attractions". nuwaraeliya.org. 2009. Retrieved 22 August 2010. 
  5. ^ Wijemanne, Poornima Ravishan; Kuruwita, Rathindra (13 April 2008). "Getting the feel of Nuwara Eliya" (PDF). Nation. Retrieved 22 August 2010.