Flora of Lachipora Wildlife Sanctuary
There exist various kinds of forests and trees inside the grounds of Lachipora Wildlife Sanctuary which consists of Coniferous Forests, Broadleaf Forests and meadows of Alpine pastures. Birch, Horse Chestnut, West Himalayan Fir and Persian Walnut are amongst the trees which are a part of the Broadleaf Forests of this region. The local Coniferous Forests contain trees comprising Deodar, Himalayan White Pine and Blue Pine trees which grow in abundance in Lachipora Sanctuary. Visitors will be welcomed by beautiful woodlands of Silver Fir which thrive in an elevation measuring upto 3, 500 metres above mean sea level. This forest is filled with trees like Western Himalayan Spruce, West Himalayan Fir and some other varieties of trees. Bushes and shrubs of stunted growth can be observed growing in isolated patches throughout the sanctuary. A large number of herbaceous plants are found in this wonderful wildlife sanctuary, apart from Junipers and Rhododendron.
Fauna of Lachipora Wildlife Sanctuary
Lachipora Wildlife Sanctuary is home to several species of birds especially the Western Tragopan which has been categorised as a 'Vulnerable Specie' by the International Union for Conservation of Nature or IUCN. Markhor or wild goat is also present here.
Lachipora Sanctuary is existent at an altitude measuring about 1, 630 to 3, 300 metres above sea level.
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