Wildlife Protection Department

Mandate:

Conservation and management of the faunal and floral heritage of the state falls under the jurisdiction of the department. Working of the department is regulated  under the J&K Wildlife Protection Act of 1978  (Amended in 2002).

Protected Area Network:

Summary information is as follows;-

 

Particulars of the PA

Area (Sq.Km)

A

National Parks (NP)

4705.25

1

Kishtwar High Altitude NP

425.00

2

Dachigam National Park

171.25

3

Hemis High Altitude NP

4,100.00

4

City Forest ( Salim Ali) NP

9.00

5

Kazinag National Park

98.00

B

Wildlife Sanctuaries

 

1

Jammu Region-  5

184.75

2

Kashmir Region  -5

1034.5

3

Ladakh Region   -4

9,112.00

 

Total

10,331.25

Man Animal Conflict:

Following measures have been taken to address man-animal interface:

  • Constitution of Co-ordination Committees
  • Comprehensive Management Plan for handling of Man Wild animal conflicts submitted to Ministry of Environment and Forests (GOI) and State Planning Department.
  • Do’s and Don’t’s for preventing wildlife conflicts being popularized.
  • Payment of ex-gratia to the next of kin of the persons killed/ injured.
  • Research Study of Man-Wild animal conflicts through the Wildlife Trust of India New Delhi.
  • Research study on ecology of black bear through the Wildlife Institute of India.
  • Memorandum of understanding signed with voluntary organizations i.e Wildlife Trust of India and wildlife SOS, New Delhi for census and survey, rescue and rehabilitation of leopards/black bears.

 
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