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Govind Pashu Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary

 

Govind Pashu Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary

Govind Pashu Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Govind Pashu Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Govind Pashu Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary
Location Uttarakhand, India
Nearest city Uttarkashi
Coordinates
Area 957km²
Established 1955
Governing body Department of Forest Uttarakhand

Govind Pashu Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary located at Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand, India. It is named after a prominent Indian freedom fighter and politician Govind Ballabh Pant. The park was established on March 1, 1955, and covers about 957 square kilometres.

The Indian government initiated the Snow Leopard Project in Govind Pashu Vihar.

Other fauna in this area include the black bear, the brown bear, common leopard, serow, golden eagle, bearded vulture, snow cock, steppe eagle and the black eagle.

The sanctuary contains western Himalayan broadleaf forests at its lowest elevations, transitioning to western Himalayan subalpine conifer forests and western Himalayan alpine shrub and meadows at its highest elevations.

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