(Last Updated on : 22/08/2015)
Noorichan Wildlife Sanctuary, home to wide variety of flora and fauna
, is situated in the Ladakh
region of Jammu and Kashmir
. This sanctuary is also known as Noorichan TsoKar Wetland Conservation Reserve. It attracts a large number of wildlife lovers during tourist seasons from May to September. The sanctuary provides a homely atmosphere to the rare species of animals
and thus the tourists can enjoy the natural yet wild beauty of the animals.
Flora of Noorichan Wildlife Sanctuary
Wide variety of fauna grows in the Noorichan Wildlife Sanctuary. Some percentage of flora that grows here are aquatic vegetation
including Potamogeton Sppsl and Hydrilla spps. These plants
die in winter to form floating mats of weed in spring. Even Carex and Rununculus Spps grow in the adjacent fresh water
and damp hayfields. The arid plain vegetation of surrounding areas comprises of Astragalus and Caragana.
Fauna of Noorichan Wildlife Sanctuary
The sanctuary is home to Great crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus), Todorna ferruginea, Bar-headed goose (Anser indicus), Brown-headed gull (Larus brunnicephalus), Common tern (Sterna hirundo), Black-necked Cranes Grusnigricolis, sandgrouse Syrrhaptes tibetanus. In addition to these, Wild Ass
, Tibetan Gazelles (Gowa), Wolf
(Canis lupus) and Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) are also seen in the adjacent pastures and hills of the sanctuary.
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