Manaslu Conservation Area

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Manaslu Conservation Area
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Sunrise, Manaslu.jpg
Map showing the location of Manaslu Conservation Area
Map showing the location of Manaslu Conservation Area
LocationNepal
Coordinates28°32′46″N 84°50′31″E / 28.546°N 84.842°E / 28.546; 84.842Coordinates: 28°32′46″N 84°50′31″E / 28.546°N 84.842°E / 28.546; 84.842
Area1,663 km2 (642 sq mi)
Established1998
Governing bodyDepartment of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation

Manaslu Conservation Area is a protected area in Nepal. Established in 1998 it covers 1,663 km2 (642 sq mi) in the Mansiri Himal range of the Himalayas in the Gorkha District. The area comprises mountains, glaciers, and watercourses.[1] In elevation, the area ranges from 1,400 to 8,156 m (4,593 to 26,759 ft) at the peak of Manaslu.[2]

Flora and fauna[edit]

The region is home to 33 species of mammals including snow leopard, musk deer and Himalayan tahr. There are over 110 species of birds and three species of reptiles and over 1500-2000 species of flowering plants.[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 (PDF). Kathmandu: 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. ISBN 978-92-9115-033-5.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
  2. ^ Anup, K. C.; Parajuli, R. B. T. (2014). "Tourism and its impact on livelihood in Manaslu Conservation Area, Nepal" (PDF). Environment, Development and Sustainability. 16 (5): 1053–1063.

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