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WILD PUNJAB

Bir Dosanjh Wildlife Sanctuary

Bir Dosanjh wildlife sanctuary is also situated adjacent to Nabha town on Nabha to Jorepul Road and is spread over 517.59 ha of Government area that falls in tehsil Nabha of District Patiala. The Bir area was declared as wildlife sanctuary under the Preservation of Faunae of Patiala Rules, 1896 vide Patiala and East Punjab State Union Government (PEPSU) notification No. F-150/50 dated 28-2-1952. Blue bull, Jungle Cat, Jackal, Rhesus Monkey, Peafowl, Black and Grey Partridges etc. are found here in this Sanctuary area.

Abohar Wildlife Sanctuary

This Sanctuary is located 8 km. from Abohar city in district Ferozepur. This Sanctuary is famous for Black Buck and covers an area of 18,650.00 ha. The entire area of Sanctuary is private or community owned land of 13 Bishnoi villages. This Sanctuary was first declared as Wildlife Sanctuary vide Punjab Government notification No.34(22) Ft IV-80/6398 dated 01-06-1993 for five years and again vide No. 40/4/98-Ft-IV/10595 dated 20-8-98 for a period of five years and final notification was issued vide Punjab Government No. 40/4/98-Ft-IV/11505 dated 07.9.2000. Black Buck and Blue Bull are the main wildlife species found in this sanctuary area. An interpretation center exists in this Sanctuary area where awareness about wildlife preservation is provided to the public.

Harike Wildlife Sanctuary

This Sanctuary is located at a distance of 58 km. from Amritsar on Kot Isa Khan- Harike Road. This Sanctuary is spread over 8,600.00 ha of Government area that falls in Ferozepur, Taran Tarn and Kapurthala Districts. Harike pond area was declared as Wildlife Sanctuary vide Punjab Government Notification No.34(21)92 Ft-IV/10818 dated 8.9.1992 for a period of 10 years and final Notification was issued vide Punjab Government No. 34/7/99-Ft-IV/16393 dt. 18.11.1999. The sanctuary attracts large number of migratory birds during the winter months. Important species of birds like Large Cormorant, Darter, Purple Moorhen, Bar-headed Goose, Pintail, Common Teal, Pigeon, Shoveller, Common Pochard, Red Crested Pochard, White eyed Pochard are found in this Sanctuary. Harike Sanctuary is a Ramsar site of International importance declared on 23/03/1990