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Dachigam National Park

The state of Jammu and Kashmir has created a Wildlife Sanctuary under Wildlife Protection Act. It covers an area of 141 square kilometers.This park has been protected since 1910, however it took a form of a National park in 1978. It is located in the western Himalayan region at an altitude ranging from 5500 ft to 14000 ft bove sea level which gives it a vast variation in teram of flora and fauna. The Dachigam park can be seen in three level - one with the tree line, second with the rock mountains and third with the crevices. In the interior of the park is Marsar lake which is the source of Dagwan river which is famous for trout.

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Flora:
The flora consists of broad leaved species of coniferous forests, alpine pastures, grassy meadows covered with colorful flowers, waterfalls and scrub vegetation.

Fauna:
Animals:
Kashmiri Stag or Hangul
Musk Deer
Ovis Ammon or Nyam
Leopard
Himalayan Grey Langur
Snow Leopard Cat
Musk deer
Himalayan Black Bear
Himalayan Brown Bear
Jackal
Hill Fox
Himalayan Weasel
Urial or Shabu
Yellow-throated Marten
Jungle Cat
Long-tailed Marmot
Otter
Tibbetian wild ass
Wolf
Markhor

Birds: 
Cinnamon Sparrow
Black Bulbul
Black necked crane
Himalayan Monal
Golden Oriole
Lammergeier
Minivet
Pygmy Owlet or Pea Owl
Woodpecker
Babbler
Redstart
Wagtail
Koklass Pheasant
Chough
Fragophan Geese
Bar Headed Geese
Orange Bullfinch
Kashmir Flycatcher
Tytler's Leaf Warbler
Streaked Laughingthrush
Himalayan Rubythroat
Wallcreeper
Black-and-Yellow Grosbeak
Himalayan Griffon Vulture
Bearded Vulture
Red-billed Blue Magpie
Titmouse