Api-Nampa Conservation Area

Apinampa Conservation Area was established in the year of 2010 to conserve the natural beauty and ecosystem of the far west Nepal. It is youngest conservation area in Nepal, including 21 vdcs of Darchula district. The conservation area is named behind the Mount Api (7132m) and Nampa (6757m) which lie within the area. The conservation area covers an area of 1903 sq.km and includes different vegetation types. The central core area is plateau of grasslands intermixed with oak, coniferous forest, riverine deciduous temperate forest. Diverse climatic condition and altitudinal variation of the area have provided habitats for many rare endangered and threratened wildlife species including the snow leopard, musk deer and clouded leopard. Birds include the national bird of Nepal, danphe or Himalayan monal (Lophophorus impejanus), as well as Satyr tragopan (Tragopan satyra).

General Information:

Landscape: Kailash Protected Area Type: Conservation Area
Established Year: 2010 Area: 1902 sq. km.

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Min: 29.5 Max: 30.25
Min: 80.36 Max: 81.15
From: 518 meter To: 7132 meter
Average rainfall (m): N/A

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Province: Main Himalayas
Vegetation: The vegetation includes Subtropical forests (Hill Sal forest), Temperate forests (fir, Hemlock, Oak, Junipers), Lower and upper sub alpine forest (pine, oak, rhododendron), Lower and upper alpine (Juniper, rhododendron grazing and srub land)

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Community Structure:
EthnicGroup: 8966 households and 54358 poulayion of major ethnic group like Bhote, Kami, Damai, Sarki, Brahmin and Chhetri.
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