World Peace Biodiversity Park, Raniwan, Pokhara

History tells us that the naked dada across the Phewa Lake, once known as Banapa Dada, was developed as a government forest by the then King Mahendra by naming it Ranivan. A total of 164 hectares of land in the same forest is under the management of The World Peace Biodiversity Park under the Department of Botany. Government of Nepal. No. The decision to establish this park was taken on 11.04.2067. No. The official notice of establishment was published in the Nepal Gazette on the occasion of The International Year of Forests-2011. It was formally inaugurated. No. In 2069/11/04, the then Secretary of the Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation, Dr. It was done by Krishna Chandra Poudel. Established with the main objective of preserving biological diversity and economic development through eco-tourism, the park is located in the south-west direction of the tourist city Of Pokhara. This park is 775 to 1078 m above sea level. is at a height. The park is surrounded by Titepani, Tarikhet Ghaiyakhet in the south, Bishwashanti Stupa and Andu Khola in the west and Pardi Phewa Dam in the east. In this World Peace Biodiversity Park, biodiversity is being preserved in two ways, in-situ and local. There are 55 species of trees, 42 species of butyan, 18 species of wavy species, 3 species of parasite species, 11 species of sunakhari and 28 species of woollen species. Similarly, 45 species of sunakhari, 20 species of unyu, 40 species of herbal plants have been preserved in sunakhari ghar, unyu ghar and biodiversity educational park. For the beautification of the park, thematic gardens like rose batika, gymnosperm batika, palm batika have been constructed. Being the only botanical park in Gandaki State, this park can play a good role for the study of vegetation and for the tourism development of Pokhara as a whole.

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