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National Parks

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The State of Himachal Pradesh has declared two areas of very high ecological, geo-morphological and biodiversity significance as National Parks with the objective to accord its wildlife resources the highest legal protection status available to wildlife in the country. 

A National Park is an area established under section 35 (4) of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 and no right is allowed within the National Park.  Once constituted, boundaries of the National Park can be altered only on a resolution of the State Legislature.  Grazing is prohibited in these areas and the general public is legally restrained from destroying, exploiting, or removing any wildlife from the National Park, or destroying or damaging the habitat of any wild animal, or depriving any wild animal of its habitat in the Park.   National Parks have a clearly defined core and buffer zones.  Whereas, the core zone is free from any local rights and acts as sanctum sanctorum to allow wildlife to enjoy protected natural habitat, the buffer zone absorbs most of the impact of human activities.  Process to settle rights in the two National Parks in the State is in progress.

The National Parks in the State beckon the visitors to enjoy the serene natural surroundings, experience the wilderness and understand the dire necessity of joining hands to conserve Nature in its pristine state. 

The details of the National Parks in the State of H.P. are as under:

 

S.No.

 National Park

 

Area ( Km² )

1

Great Himalayan National Park

905.4

2

Pin Valley National Park

675

3 Khirganga 705
4 Inderkila 94
5 Simbalbara 27.88

 

TOTAL AREA

 2407.28