Chitwan National Park

UNESCO RegionAsia and the Pacific
LocationChitwan District of the Narayani Zone
CoordinatesN27 30 0 E84 19 59.988
Inscription Date1984
Property (ha)93,200
Type of HeritageNatural
CriteriaTo contain superlative natural phenomena or areas of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance
CriteriaTo be outstanding examples representing significant on-going ecological and biological processes in the evolution and development of terrestrial; fresh water; coastal and marine ecosystems and communities of plants and animals
CriteriaTo contain the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity; including those containing threatened species of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science or conservation
All ThreatsGround transport infrastructure
All ThreatsMajor linear utilities
All ThreatsIllegal activities
All ThreatsWater extraction
All ThreatsGround water pollution
All ThreatsSolid waste
All ThreatsInvasive / alien freshwater species
All ThreatsInvasive/alien terrestrial species
All ThreatsManagement systems/ management plan
Unesco Reference Number284
State of Conservation Report
DescriptionAt the foot of the Himalayas, Chitwan is one of the few remaining undisturbed vestiges of the 'Terai' region, which formerly extended over the foothills of India and Nepal. It has a particularly rich flora and fauna. One of the last populations of single-horned Asiatic rhinoceros lives in the park, which is also one of the last refuges of the Bengal tiger.
StatusWorld Heritage Site