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Galway's Land National Park

  Province Central
  District Nuwara Eliya
  Type of the Forest National park
  Established 1938 (Sanctuary) 18-05-2006 (National park)
  Governing body Department of Wildlife Conservation
  Area 267 km2

Galway's Land National Park is a small National Park situated within the city limits of Nuwaraeliya in Sri Lanka. Having being declared as a wildlife sanctuary on 27 May 1938, the Galway's Land was elevated to the national park status on 18 May 2006. The park was declared to conserve the montane ecosystem. Field Ornithology Group Of Sri Lanka considers the Victoria park of Nuwara Eliya and the Galway's Land as one of the significant birding site in Sri Lanka. Galway's Land harbours about 20 very rare migrant bird species and 30 native species. Apart from the avifauna, the park has valuable floral species of both native and foreign origin. Galway Forest Lodge is located close to the park.

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