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Nepal | Unplanned sprawl, demand for flood control projects seen as biggest threats to Chitwan NP

KUMROJ, Nepal — In March 2016, a team of experts from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) arrived in Nepal’s Chitwan National Park. Dispatched at the request of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, the mission was charged with investigating a series of transportation infrastructure projects planned for the area.

Home to some 600 greater one-horned rhinos (Rhinoceros unicornis) — the world’s second-largest population of the species — as well as more than 93 Bengal tigers (Panthera tigris tigris), 54 other mammal species and more than 550 varieties of birds, Chitwan’s extraordinary biodiversity led to its inscription as a World Heritage Site in 1984.

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