Wild life in Himachal Pradesh
High attitudinal ranges and varied geography of Himachal Pradesh has made the state a highly rich cache of wild life. The state is richly loaded with the variety of valleys, lakes, forests, rivers and most importantly with combination. The wild life in Himachal Pradesh state has variety of wild residents.
Snow Leopard, Ibex and Snow Cock have made the cold deserts of Kinnaur and Lahul & Spiti their home, the cold climate regions of the state form natural residence for Musk Deer, Brown Bear, Monal Himalayan Tahr, and Western Tragopan like animals etc. The lower belt of Himachal thrive with Wild Boar Sambhar Deer, Barking Deer, Leopard and Ghoral amongst wild mammals and pheasants including Cheer and White Crested Kaleej. The state has the precious inventory/stock of approximately 3,500 higher plants, many of which are endemic to the region and many form the basis of local health traditions.
To conserve the entire range of bio-diversity in situ, the state has established a network of Protected areas, comprising 2 National Parks named Pin Parbati and Himalayan National Park and 32 Wildlife Sanctuaries. Appropriate law related to wildlife conservation has also been put in place.
According to the forest department records the 32 wildlife sanctuaries of Himachal Pradesh with their districts.
|3||Chandra Tal||Lahaul & Spiti|
|12||Kibber||Lahaul & Spiti|
|18||Pong Dam Lake||Kangra|
|25||Shimla Water Catchment||Shimla|
|30||Water Supply Catchment||Shimla|
|31||Govind Sagar (Denotified )||Bilaspur|
|Pin Valley||Lahul & Spiti|
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