Bundala National Park

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Bundala National Park
IUCN Category II (National Park)
Wildlife Preserve Near Kirinda, Sri Lanka.jpg
Sunset near Kirinda
Map showing the location of Bundala National Park
Map showing the location of Bundala National Park
Location of Bundala National Park
Location Southern Province, Sri Lanka
Nearest city Hambantota
Coordinates 6°12′50″N 81°13′30″E / 6.21389°N 81.22500°E / 6.21389; 81.22500Coordinates: 6°12′50″N 81°13′30″E / 6.21389°N 81.22500°E / 6.21389; 81.22500
Area 3,339.38 hectares (12.8934 sq mi) after regazzetting in 2004, originally of 6,216 hectares (24.00 sq mi)[1]
Established 1969 (Sanctuary)
1993 (National park)
Governing body Department of Wildlife Conservation

Bundala National Park is a protected national park in the south east of Sri Lanka. The area of 6216 hectares was first protected in 1969.[2] It is an important wetland and was added to the list of Ramsar sites in 1990.[2][3] There are many animal species living in the park including elephants and turtles. Because of the wetalnds there are many species of bird which come to the park, including flamingos, pelicans, and storks.[2][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Wetland Cluster within Bundala National Park". Sri Lanka Wetlands Information and Database. IWMI. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Bundala National Park, Weerawila, Southern Province". info.lk. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 
  3. "Ramsar Convention - Small Grants Fund". ramsar.org. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 
  4. "Bundala National Park Travel Information and Travel Guide - Sri Lanka - Lonely Planet". lonelyplanet.com. Retrieved 10 September 2010.