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WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES, ZOOS AND BOTANICAL GARDENS IN JAMMU AND KASHMIR


The varied geographical region of Himalayan mountains range offers many delights to the wildlife enthusiast. The rare mammals of the state wildlife include snow leopard, Kashmir stag, musk deer, wild yak, Tibetan wild ass and the brown bear. The rare bird species are Himalayan Golden Eagle, the Bearded Vulture, the Monal Pheasant, the Koklas, the Western Tragopan, the Black necked Crane, the Himalayan Snow Cock and the Bar-Headed Goose.

Srinagar

Gulmarg Biosphere Reserve, Srinagar

Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Botanical Garden, Srinagar

Overa Wildlife Sanctuary, Srinagar

Dachigam National Park

Jammu

Jasrota Wildlife Sanctuary, Jammu

Nandini Wildlife Sanctuary, Jammu

Ramnagar Wildlife Sanctuary, Jammu

Surinsar Mansar Wildlife Sanctuary, Jammu

Kishtwar

Kishtwar High Altitude National Park

Jammu and Kashmir Forest Department - (www.jkforest.com)

The state government has taken continuous measures and initiatives for maintenance, protection, conversation and cultivation of forest area and rich wildlife. The different wings of the department are engaged in implementation of various forest protection measures. Followings websites might be useful for detailed information.

Jammu & Kashmir State Forest Corporation- www.jksfc.com

Jammu and Kashmir Wildlife Protection Department- www.jkwildlife.com

Jammu and Kashmir Social Forest Department- www.jksocialforestry.nic.in

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