Conservation Reserves

Ranjit Sagar Dam Conservation Reserve

This Conservation Reserve is situated in District Pathankot and is spread over 4559.71 Acre of land. This area was declared as Conservation Reserve vide Notification No.34/11/2017-Ft- 5/1177745/1 dated 5.3.2018 under section 36A of Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

: Pathankot
: 30 Km from Pathankot
: 4559.71 Acre
Status of Land
: Government
Important Fauna
About 48 migratory birds of different variety can also be seen inside and outside the reserve area. Often large flocks of migratory birds have a long flight over the vast area along the water course particularly in the evening. One can also Spot Insects, Snakes, Jackals, Hare, Mongoose, Leopard, Porcupine, Pangolin  and Wild cats in marshy area. A large number of birds, insects and other species, therefore, complete their life cycle by adding new offspring's in this calm vicinity. The influx of birds, both local and migratory, in this border area of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh has been on the rise for the past many years. Besides the resident birds, including the Red jungle fowl, Large Indian parakeet, Indian cuckoo, Bank myna, Wood shrike, Yellow eyed babbler and Crested bunting, Peafowl are there. One can watch a large variety of birds from far-off hills roosting and feeding in the area
Important Flora
The upper reaches of Shivaliks in the catchment areas falling in HP at the border of Punjab are better vegetated. The growing stocks in this area consist of scattered Khair (Acacia catechu). Tun (Toona ciliata), Kikar (Acacia nilotica), Phalahi (Platanus Drientalis), Jamun (Syzgium cumini), Ber (Zizyphus Jujuba), Sheesham (Dalbergia sissoo), Simbal (Salmalia malbarica), Amb (Mangifera indica), Dhak/palash (Butea monosperma). Trees in the upper canopy with thin or thick undergrowth of shrubs such as garuna (Cassia spinarum), Vilayti Mehdi (Dodoneae viscosa) Mallah (Zizyphus nummularia), Gandhala (Murraya koenaii), Besuti (Adhatoda vasica) Jhav (Artemesia sp) Hins (Capparis decidua), Panwar (Cassia tora). Many forest are infested by Bhagiarhi booti (Lantana camara), Congress grass (Parthenium hysterophorus), and Bhang (Cannabis sativa).

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