National Parks in Bangladesh, Reserves, Nature, Travel

Protected areas in Bangladesh cover some 2% of the country's total area or 243 677 ha. There are eight national parks in Bangladesh as well as seven wildlife sanctuaries, five conservation sites and one game reserve. Bangladesh's National Parks can be defined as relatively large areas of natural beauty where the flora and fauna are protected and preserved for the public to enjoy and gain education. Wildlife sanctuaries are designated areas where wildlife and natural resources are protected and for the provision of undisturbed breeding. A game reserve is defined by the government as a place that protects wildlife as well as serves to increase the numbers of various species.

Bhawal National Park in Gazipur was established in 1982 to preserve important habitats and create opportunities for recreation, education and research. The prominent form of flora is coppice sal forest. Himchari National Park was founded in 1980 at Cox’s Bazar. Semi-evergreen as well as deciduous forest dominate the area. Ramsagar National Park, developed in Dinajpur in 1974 encompasses man-made forest of ornamental and fruit trees.

Below is a list of Bangladesh’s National Parks, wildlife sanctuaries, game reserve and other conservation areas.

Bhawal National Park – Gazipur
Himchari National Park – Cox’ Bazar
Kaptai National Park – Chittagong Hill Tracts
Lawachara National Park – Moulavibazar
Medha Kassapia National Park – Cox’s Bazar
Modhupur National Park – Tangail/Mymensingh
Nijhum Dweep National Park – Noakhali
Ramsagar National Park – Dinajpur
Satchari National Park – Hobigonj

Char Kukri-Mukri Wildlife Sanctuary – Bhola
Chunati Wildlife Sanctuary – Chittagong
Pablakhali Wildlife Sanctuary – Chittagong Hill Tracts
Rema-Kelenga Wildlife Sanctuary – Hobigonj
Sundarban (East) Wildlife Sanctuary – Bagerhat
Sundarban (West) Wildlife Sanctuary – Satkhira
Sundarban (South) Wildlife Sanctuary – Khulna

Teknaf Game Reserve – Cox’s Bazar

Baldha Garden – Dhaka
Dulahazara Safari Parks – Cox’s Bazar
Madhabkunda Eco-Park – Moulavibazar
National Botanical Garden – Dhaka
Sitakunda Botanical Garden and Eco-park – Chittagong

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