The Karakoram Wildlife Sanctuary is a high altitude wildlife sanctuary located in the easternmost reaches of the Karakoram range in Leh District, Jammu and Kashmir. It is important as one of the few places in India with a migratory population of the Chiru or Tibetan Antelope. This Wildlife Sanctuary has been extensively surveyed by Prof. Chandra Prakash Kala for distribution of vegetation, including plants of medicinal values, across the environmental gradient and habitat types.
Being cold desert area, the vegetation in Karakoram Wildlife Sanctuary is quite sparse. However, the ecological marginal conditions have employed some remarkable characteristics in these vegetation, which has high medicinal properties. Fifteen rare and endangered medicinal plant species have been discovered by Prof. C.P. Kala from this sancturay, which are distributed over different habitat types. Arnebia euchroma, Bergenia stracheyi, Ephedra gerardiana, and Hyoscymus Niger are the threatened but medicinally important plants occur in this wildlife sanctuary Read more about Karakoram (Nubra Shyok) Wildlife Sanctuary
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Tiger was sitting on a log, Leopard with a cub sitting on a tree, Elephants, gaur, sambar, malabar giant squirrel. White bellied woodpecker, crested serpent eagle, green imerial pigeons, streak throated woodpecker and crested hawk eagle. Crocodiles and Rattlesnake.
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The Karakoram Wildlife Sanctuary is a high altitude wildlife sanctuary located in the easternmost reaches of the Karakoram range in Leh District, Jammu and Kashmir.
Air: Nearest airport is Leh Airport (103 kms)
Rail: Nearest railhead is Jammu (808 kms)
Road: Regular buses ply from Leh or Jeeps can be rented at Leh
Any, gadwall, tufted duck or tufted pilchard, goosander or merganser, short-teed eagle, booted eagle, golden eagle, lemmargeir or boarded vultures, himalayan griffon vulture, himalayan snow cock, charur, grey plover, lapwing, little gull, hill pigeon, blue rock pigeon, haepee lark or bifurcated lark, small skylark