Biodiversity

National Parks

Following five are the National Parks of J&K state:

  • Dachigam National Park
  • Salim Ali National Park
  • Kazinag National Park
  • Kishtwar High Altitude National Park
  • Hemis National Park

1) Dachigam National Park

Dachigam National Park is located at a distance of 22 km from Srinagar and covers an area of 141 sq. kms. The Dachigam National Park is famous for Hangul also called as Kashmiri Stag.



2) Salim Ali National Park

Salim Ali National Park is located in Srinagar and covers an area of 9.07 sq. km. The park features a no. of wildlife species such as Hangul, Musk Deer, Himalayan Black Bear and Seventy (70) species of birds including Paradise flycathcher, Himlayan Snow Cock.



3) Kazinag National Park

Kazinag National Park is situate in North bank of Jhelum close to Line of Control in Baramulla district about 70 kms away from capital city Srinagar. The National Park is famous for Markhor (Capra falconeri), Himalayan Musk Deer (Maschus crysogater) besides home of 120 species of birds and 20 species of mammals.



4) Kishtwar High Altitude National Park

Kishtwar High Altitude National Park is a National Park located in the Kishtawar district and covers the area of about 400 sq. kms. The park is famous for Himalayan Snow Cock and brown bear.



5) Hemis National Park

Hemis National Park or Hemis High Altitude National Park is high altitutde national park in the eastern Ladakh region and covers an area of 600 sq. kms and is famous for Snow Leopard, Asiatic ibex, Argali (Great Tibetian Sheep).

 

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