Wilpattu National Park

National Park
Record Public

Description

This area is located in the western coastal of Sri Lanka and is the oldest and largest national park.
In the area there are the following habitats: beaches, mangroves, salt marshes, sand dunes, lakes, reservoirs, streams with riparian vegetation, floodplains, swamps, thorny scrubs, tropical dry forests and dry grasslands.

Ornithological importance

In this area there is a record of 149 species, of which 3 are endemic, 7 nationally threatened and 24 winter migrants. Highlight the occurrence of Sri Lanka endemic species: Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill (Ocyceros gingalensis), Sri Lanka Junglefowl (Gallus lafayetii) and Brown-capped Babbler (Pellorneum fuscocapillus). In the forested areas, White-browed Bulbul (Pycnonotus luteolus) and Common Iora (Aegithina tiphia) are the most abundant species, while Lesser Whistling-duck (Dendrocygna javanica) and Little Cormorant (Phalacrocorax niger) are the most abundant in wetland habitats.

Geographic information

8.462267°, 80.029264°
1316.670km²

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Threats

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Conservation status

  • National Park
    • Wilpattu National Park
      Yes
      100.00
Information in English
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  • Channa Bambaradeniya, Sarath Ekanayake, Bhathiya Kekulandala, Sampath Gunatilake, Naalin Perera, Sandun Perera, Mendis Wickramasinge, Asela Chandana, Dilup Chandranimal, Prasanna Samarawickrama, Sameera Karunarathna, Resource Inventory of Wilpattu National Park, The World Conservation Union (IUCN) Sri Lanka
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