National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries of Jammu Kashmir (Jk), All Details & MCQs

This section deals with National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries of Jammu And Kashmir (India), and it has also some MCQs on the topic..

National Parks in Jammu Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir has a total of 4 National Parks and 14 wildlife sanctuaries. The largest national park in Jammu Kashmir is Kishtwar National Park and the largest wildlife sanctuary in Jammu Kashmir is Overa Aru Wildlife Sanctuary.

1. Kishtwar National Park:

It is in Kishtwar District.

Established in 1981.

Aim: To protect snow leopards.

Fauna: Musk Deer, Hangul (Kashmiri Stag), Snow leopard, Himalayan Monal.

Flora: Chilgoza Pine, Himalayan Cedar, Persian walnut.

2. Dachigam National Park:

It is in Srinagar district, and is named after ten villages that were relocated after declaring it as a national park.
Protected area since 1910.

Declared as National Park in 1981.

Fauna: Hangul (Kashmiri Stag), Red Deer, Musk Deer, Langur, Himalayan Brown bear,Himalayan Black bear.

Marsar lake is the important lake in this region.

3. Salim Ali National Park:

It is in Srinagar district of Jammu Kashmir.

Earlier name: City Forest national park.

Established in 1986.

It has been named after Salim Abdul Ali (ornithologist and naturalist).

It has been turned into a Golf Course now.

Flora: Mangrove shrubberry.

Fauna: Kashmiri Antelope, Jackal, Flying fox.

4. Kazinag National Park:

Located in Baramulla district.

Aim: To protect Markhor Wild Goat.

Also Check: Himalayas, important ranges and top MCQs

S.
No
Name of the National ParkDistrictArea
(Sq.kms)
Year of notification
1Dachigam National ParkSrinagar/ Pulwama1411981
2Kishtwar National ParkKishtwar4251981
3Kazinag National ParkBaramulla1601992
4Salim Ali National ParkSrinagar91986
TOTAL735sq km 

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Jammu Kashmir (J&K)

S NoName of the SanctuaryDistrictArea
(Sq.kms)
Year of notification
1Overa – Aru Wildlife SanctuaryAnantnag425.001981
2Rajparian (Daksum) Wildlife SanctuaryAnantnag20.001981
3Gulmarg Wildlife SanctuaryBaramulla180.001987
4Limber Wildlife SanctuaryBaramulla43.751987
5Lachipora Wildlife SanctuaryBaramulla93.501987
6Hirpora Wildlife SanctuaryShopian341.251987
7Thajwas (Baltal) Wildlife SanctuaryGanderbal203.001987
8Tral Wildlife SanctuaryPulwama154.152019
9Ramnagar Wildlife SanctuaryJammu31.501990
10Nandni Wildlife SanctuaryJammu33.341990
11Surinsar Mansar SanctuaryUdhampur/ Samba/ Jammu97.821990
12Jasrota Wildlife SanctuaryKathua10.04 1987
13Tata Kutti Wildlife SanctuaryPoonch66.27 
14Trikuta Wildlife SanctuaryReasi31.771981
TOTAL1699.62

MCQs on National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries of Jammu Kashmir (India) with Answers

Now, it is time to solve some MCQs on the topic.


Which is the largest National Park in India?

  1. Hemis National Park
  2. Dachigam National Park
  3. Kishtwar National Park
  4. Valley of flowers national park.

Hemis National Park


In which of the following National Parks is Snow Leopard mainly found? (JKSSB)

  1. Hemis National Park
  2. Dachigam National Park
  3. Salim Ali National Park
  4. Kazinag National Park

Hemis National Park


In which district of Jammu Kashmir is Kazinag National Park located?

  1. Budgam
  2. Baramulla
  3. Kupwara
  4. Ganderbal

Baramulla


The famous Salim Ali national park is located in?

  1. Srinagar
  2. Budgam
  3. Ganderbal
  4. Pulwama

Srinagar


Marsar Lake is located in the interiors of which national park?

  1. Hemis National Park
  2. Dachigam National Park
  3. Salim Ali National Park
  4. Kazinag National Park

Dachigam National park


Coming from west to east, what is the correct order of following national parks.

  1. Hemis National Park
  2. Dachigam National Park
  3. Salim Ali National Park
  4. Kazinag National Park

the options are;

  1. 1,2,3,4
  2. 3,4,2,1
  3. 3,2,4,1
  4. 4,3,2,1

3,4,2,1


Which of the following national parks has been turned into a Golf Course now?

  1. Hemis National Park
  2. Dachigam National Park
  3. Salim Ali National Park
  4. Kazinag National Park

Salim Ali National Park


In which district of Jammu Kashmir is the Overa wildlife sanctuary located? (JKSSB)

  1. Anantnag
  2. Kulgam
  3. Shopian
  4. Pulwama

Anantnag


Thajwas wildlife sanctuary is also known as? (JKSSB)

  1. Baltal wildlife sanctuary
  2. Daksum wildlife sanctuary
  3. Changthang wildlife sanctuary
  4. Hirpora wildlife sanctuary

Baltal Wildlife Sanctuary, Thajwas is a glacier in Sonmarg,


Which National Park is known as the “Snow Leopard Capital of India”?

  1. Hemis National Park
  2. Dachigam National Park
  3. Salim Ali National Park
  4. Kazinag National Park

Hemis National Park


Which is the largest wildlife sanctuary of Jammu Kashmir Union Territory?

  1. Overa-Aru wildlife sanctuary
  2. Hirpora wildlife sanctuary
  3. Ramnagar wildlife sanctuary
  4. Trikuta wildlife sanctuary

Overa-Aru wildlife sanctuary


In which district is Trikuta wildlife sanctuary located?

  1. Jammu
  2. Udhampur
  3. Kathua
  4. Reasi

Reasi


The smallest wildlife sanctuary in Jammu Kashmir Union Territory is;

  1. Hirpora wildlife sanctuary
  2. Daksum wildlife sanctuary
  3. Trikuta wildlife sanctuary
  4. Jasrota wildlife sanctuary

Jasrota wildlife sanctuary


The largest national park in Jammu Kashmir UT is;

  1. Hemis National Park
  2. Dachigam National Park
  3. Kishtwar National Park
  4. Kazinag National Park

Kishtwar national park


Which of the following national parks is known for Kashmiri Hangul?

  1. Hemis National Park
  2. Dachigam National Park
  3. Kishtwar National Park
  4. Kazinag National Park

Dachigam national park


Which wildlife sanctuary is a part of the Hindu Kush Himalayas ?

  1. Changthang wildlife sanctuary
  2. Trikuta wildlife sanctuary
  3. Jasrota wildlife sanctuary
  4. Ramnagar wildlife sanctuary

Changthang wildlife sanctuary

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