Wildlife Sanctuaries

Kathlaur-Kushlian Wildlife Sanctuary

Kathlour-Kushalia Sanctuary is located on the new bye pass of Amritsar–Jammu Highway in Tehsil Pathankot of District Pathankot. This sanctuary is spread over 1896 acre of Government Protected Forest area (346 acres area belongs to Village Kushalia and 1550 acres area belongs to village Kathlour and adjoining villages Rajpur, Bahadurpur and Jaswa). This area was notified as Wildlife Sanctuary vide Punjab Government Notification No. 34/13/2007/Ft-V/6133 dated 28.06.2007. The sanctuary has good population of different ungulates and deer species. This area comprises of dense (closed canopy) forests, interspersed with open grasslands of Saccharum and water bodies as it lies on the banks of the bed of river Ravi.

: Pathankot
: Kathlaur - Kushlian Protected Forests.
: 346 acres of Kushlian Protected Forest and 1550 acres of Kathlaur Protected Forest.
Status of Land
: Government
Important Fauna
Hog Deer, Barking Deer, Sambar, Nilgai, Wild Boar, Python, Pangolin, Porcupine, Hare and birds like Peafowl, Parakeets, Owl, Partridge, Hawk Eagle and Vultures.
Important Flora
Sarkanda, Kana Kahi (Saccharum spontaneum, S. Officinalis, S. Munja etc.) and young plantations of Khair (Acacia catechu), Shisham (Dalbergia sissoo), Kikar (A. nilotica), Amla (Emblica officinalis). Bambusa bambos & Dendrocalamus strictus, Amrud (Psidium gujava). Terminalia arjuna, Willow (Salix sp.), Safeda (Eucalyptus hybrid) etc. Innumerable shrubs, herbs and other weeds also give shelter to various fauna and birds.

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