Bundala National Park

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Bundala National Park

IUCN Category II - National Park

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location Southern Province , Sri Lanka
surface 62.16 km²
WDPA ID 11582
Geographical location 6 ° 7 '  N , 81 ° 7'  E Coordinates: 6 ° 7 '12 "  N , 81 ° 7' 12"  E
Bundala National Park (Sri Lanka)
Bundala National Park
Setup date 1969

The National Park Bundala is a protected area on the south coast of Sri Lanka . It was designated in 1969 and is 62.16 km² in size. The tsunamis as a result of the earthquake in the Indian Ocean in 2004 destroyed parts of the area. However, the park's natural vegetation also helped protect the coasts.

Flora and fauna

Bundala National Park is home to 32 species of mammals, 5 of which are critically endangered. Wild boar, mongoose , langurs , monkeys, civets, turtles, crocodiles and giant squirrels can be tracked in the national park . There is also a herd of elephants (25 to 60 animals depending on the season) in the national park.

In the Bundala National Park there is a species-rich flora with around 383 different plant species. There are plants such as water lilies and water hyacinths, acacia trees, ziziphus, elephant apple ( Limonia acidissima ) and toothbrush tree ( Salvadora persica ).

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Official Record for Bundala. In: Protected Planet. Retrieved October 2, 2016 .
  2. Tsunami Impacts on Protected Areas . In: Arborvitæ - The IUCN / WWF Forest Conservation Newsletter . S. 5 ( panda.org [PDF; accessed October 2, 2016]).