Rajparian (Daksum) Wildlife Sanctuary
Rajparian Wildlife Sanctuary or Daksum Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Anantnag district of Kashmir, 85 kilometers south of Srinagar. It spreads over an area of 20 km2. This area was protected as a game reserve for hangul during the Maharaja’s period, prior to 1948. In 1981, it was upgraded to the Rajparian Wildlife Sanctuary.
The vegetation types present in the Rajparian Wildlife Sanctuary include dense coniferous forests and sub-alpine pastures. In dense coniferous forests, kail pine, spruce, fir, birch, deodar and juniper trees are predominant.
The Rajparian Wildlife Sanctuary is abode to many species of animals including the Himalayan black bear, hangul, and musk deer. A number of species of wild birds are also found in the sanctuary.
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