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Beeshazar (Tishazari Taal)

General Information

Description Beeshazar is an extensive oxbow lake system in Central Nepal, and lies inside a World Heritage site in the Royal Chitwan National Park.
Country Nepal
Latitude 27° 37' 0" (27.6167)
Longitude 84° 25' 59" (84.4333)

Physical Characteristics

Type Fresh


Economic Value
Major Cities

Watershed Management

Description The Buffer Zone Management Committee of the World Heritage site has been convened to initiate participatory management.

Invasive species are manually removed by local communities and authorities of the Royal Chitwan National Park.


Biodiversity Conservation

Description The Beeshazar oxbow lake system is important as habitat in its own right and as a corridor for endangered wildlife species.
Designations Ramsar Site
World Heritage Site
Species of Concern White-rumped Vulture (Gyps bengalensis), critically endangered
Tiger (Panthera tigris), endangered
One-horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis), endangered
Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus), endangered

Additional Data Sources

Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. The List of Wetlands of International Importance.

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