Neora Valley National Park

The Neora Valley National Park is bordered in the east by west Bhutan and comprises of a relatively inaccessible patch of late successional forest that includes subtropical mixed broadleaf forest, lowertemperate evergreen forest, upper temperate mixed broadleaf forest and Rhododendron forest. Human pressure within the national park is limited, however adjacent areas support plantation of tea and Cinchona (a tree used to produce quinine). It is the least explored protected areasin the region and is believed to have the richest biodiversity.

General Information:

Landscape: Kangchenjunga Protected Area Type: National Park
Established Year: 1992 Area: 88 sq. km.

Geographical Features:

Country: India
District(s): Darjeeling
Latitude:
Min: 26.96834833879 Max: 27.1362381021
Longitude:
Min: 88.70732274345 Max: 88.7922090717
Altitude:
From: 300 meter To: 3200 meter
Average rainfall (m): N/A
Climate: Humid and subtropical

Biodiversity Features:

Province: Himalayan Highlands
Biomes: Mixed mountain systems
Vegetation: Forest types include Sub-alpine Rhododendron forest, Fir-Hemlock-Oak forest, Oak forest, Moist Temperate forest and Broadleaved Evergreen forest. Appoximately 812 flowering plants, 23 species of pteridophytes.


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Conservation Management:

IUCN Category: II - National Park
Natural area of land and/or sea, designated to (a) protect the ecological integrity of one or more ecosystems for present and future generations, (b) exclude exploitation or occupation inimical to the purposes of designation of the area and (c) provide a foundation for spiritual, scientific, educational, recreational and visitor opportunities, all of which must be environmentally and culturally compatible.
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Conservation Challenges: Human pressure limited except for some external threats associated with the tea and Cinchona plantations
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