KHAJURA: Latest records showed there are seven royal Bengal tigers in the Banke National Park (BaNP) in the mid-western Nepal. The population

The tenth national park in Nepal was established on July 12, 2010 with an aim to conserve the tigers.

Also, the BaNP has objectives of conserving endangered species of wild flora and fauna and their habitat, promoting eco-tourism, facilitating buffer zone for resource management, livelihood promotion, income generation and community development activities and strengthening trans-boundary biological corridor.

The national park, which spreads in an area of 550 square kilometres, is home to 124 species of plants, 32 species of mammals, more than 300 species of birds, 58 species of fishes, 22 species of reptiles and six species of amphibians.