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Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) in Mumbai, India, provides a dynamic example of an urban park considering and celebrating many conflicting needs at once, including illegal temporary settlements and one of the world’s highest densities of leopards. With 2 million visitors annually, SGNP is also an inspiration and educational model for urban residents globally.
Part of the Western Ghats Biodiversity complex, SGNP forms roughly 20 per cent of Mumbai’s geographical area. SGNP is home to more than 274 species of birds, 35 species of mammals, 170 species of butterflies, and 1300 species of plants.