Biodiversity

Protected Area Network in the state of Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir is blessed with 5 National Parks, 14 Wildlife Sanctuaries and 35 Wildlife Conservation reserves spread over an area of about 16,000 Sq KMs. He said there is also a huge protected are in the State with wide variety of flora and fauna.

Protected area category

No.

Protected area name

Year of notification

Area in km2

National Parks

1

City Forest (Salim Ali) NP (Srinagar)

1986

9.07

2

Dachigam NP (Srinagar/ Pulwama)

1981

141.00

3

Hemis NP (Leh)

1981

3350.00

4

Kishtwar NP (Kishtwar / Doda

1981

425.00

5

Kazinag NP (Baramulla)

 

89.00

Wildlife Sanctuaries

1

Thajwas (Baltal) WS (Ganderbal)

1987

203.00

2

Changthang Cold Desert WS (Leh)

1987

4000.00

3

Gulmarg WS (Baramulla)

1987

180.00

4

Hirpora WS (Shopian)

1992

341.25

5

Jasrota WS (Kathua)

1987

10.04

6

Karakoram (NubraShyok) WS (Leh)

1987

5000.00

7

Lachipora WS (Baramulla)

1987

80.00

8

Limber WS (Baramulla)

1987

26.00

9

Nandini WS (Jammu)

1987

33.34

10

OveraAru WS (Anantnag)

1987

425.00

11

Rajparian (Daksum) WS (Rajparian))

2002

20.00

12

Ramnagar WS (Jammu)

1981

31.50

13

SurinsarMansar WS (Udhampur/Samba)

1981

97.82

14

Trikuta WS (Reasi)

1981

31.77

Conservation Reserves (CR) (WR, Wetland reserve)

1

Khiram CR (Anantnag)

1945

15.75

2

Panyar CR (Pulwama)

1945

10.00

3

Khanagund CR (Pulawama)

1945

15.00

4

Shikargah CR (Pulwama)

1945

15.50

5

Khrew CR (Pulwama)

1945

50.25

6

Khonmoh CR (Pulwama)

1945

67.00

7

Brain-Nishat CR (Srinagar)

1945

15.75

8

Khimber/Dara/Sharazbal CR (Srinagar)

1945

34.00

9

Wangat/Chatergul (Ganderbal)

1945

12.00

10

Ajas CR (Bandipora)

1945

48.00

11

Naganari CR (Baramulla)

1981

22.25

12

Zaloora, Harwan CR (Kupwara)

1970

25.25

13

Sudhmahadev CR (Udhampur)

1981

142.25

14

Jawahar Tunnel CR (Kulgam/Ramban)

1981

18.00

15

Thein CR (Kathua)

1981

19.00

16

Bahu CR (Jammu)

1981

19.75

17

Sabu CR (Kargil)

1981

15.00

18

BoodhKarbu CR (Kargil)

1981

12.00

19

Hokera (Ramsar Site) WR (Srinagar)

1945

13.75

20

Mirgund WR (Baramulla)

1991

4.00

21

Pampur (Chatlam) /Manibugh/ Kranchoo/ Chandhara WRs

1970

0.25/0.25/-/-

22

Shang CR

---

Part of Hemis NP

23

Mirgund WR (Baramulla)

1970

4.00

24

Shallabugh WR (Ganderbal)

1945

16.00

25

Kanji (CR) (Leh)

---

100.00

26

Hygam WR (Baramulla)

1945

7.25

27

Malgam WR (Bandipora)

1970

4.50

28

Gharana WR (Jammu)

1981

0.75

29

Pargwal WR (Jammu)

1981

49.25

30

Kukarian WR (Jammu)

1981

24.23

31

Nanga WR (Jammu)

1981

15.25

32

Sangral-Asa Chak WR (Jammu)

1981

7.00

33

Tsomoiri (Ramsar Site) WR (Leh)

1981

Part of Changthang WS

34

Norrichain (Tsokar) WR (Leh)

1981

Part of Changthang WS

35

Hanley / Chusul Marshes WR (Leh)

---

Part of Changthang WS

Source: http://www.jkwildlife.com/wild/pdf/pub/book%20wildlife.pdf

 

Protected Area Network


Table 1: Protected Area Network

S.No Status Jammu Kashmir Ladakh No Area (sq. kms)
1) National Parks Kishtwar Dachigam,City Forest(SalimAli), Kazinag Hemis 05 4014.07
2) Wildlife Sanctuaries Ramnagar, Nandni, Jasrota, Surinsar Mansar, Trikuta Rajparian(Daksum), Overa-Aru,Hirpora, Baltal(Thajwas), Gulmarg,Limber(Uri), Lachipora(Uri) Changthang, Karakoram 14 10479.72
3) Conservation Reserves Sudhmahadev, Jawahar Tunnel, Thein, Bahu Khiram,Panyar, Khanagund,Shikargah, Khrew, Khonmoh, Brain-Nishat,Naganari, Khimber/Dara/Sharazbal, Wangat/Chatergul,Ajas, Zaloora-Harwan, Achabal Sabu, BoodhKarbu, Kanji.(All District Kargil) 20 676.75
4) Wetland Reserves Gharana, Pargwal, Kukarian, Naga, Sangral-AsaChak Hokesar (Ramsar Site), Shallabugh,Malgam, Hygam,Mirgund, Chatlam/Manibugh, Kranchoo/Chandhara Tsomoriri(Ramsar), Norrichain, PangongTso, Hanley Masrhes 15 142.48
Grand Total 54 15313.02

(Data Source: Annual Administration Report, J&K Forest Dept. 2010-11)

 

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