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Protected Areas of Punjab for PPSC- Zoological Parks, Community and Conservation Reserves

Zoological Park 

A zoo (short for zoological garden or zoological park and also called an animal park or menagerie) is a facility in which animals are housed within enclosures, displayed to the public, and in which they may also breed.

Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park or Chattbir Zoo, Mohali district

● Year of Establishment: 1977
● Area : 202 hectare
● Faunal species : Sarus crane, Asiatic lions, tigers and leopards. 42 species of birds, 37 species of
  mammals and 4 species of reptiles

Tiger Safari, Ludhiana

● Year of Establishment: 1994
● Area : 35 hectare
● Key faunal species : Species 11, Tiger 8, Bear 2

Bir Moti Bagh Deer Park, Patiala

● Year of Establishment : 1968-69
● Key faunal species: 12 species each of mammals and birds. Blackbuck, Chinkara and Crocodiles
 are endangered species

Bir Talab Deer Park, Bathinda

● Year of Establishment: 1977-78
● Area : 20 hectare Neelon Deer Park, Ludhiana
● Area : 4 hectare
● Faunal species : deers, rabbits

Community Reserve

Community reserves : On land of private or community ownership, if a group of people are doing conservation work and Government gives it a legal recognition then it is called Community reserves.

1. Lalwan Community Reserve, Hoshiarpur

● Year of establishment : 2007
● Area : 1266.80 ha

2. Keshopur-Chammb Community Reserve, Gurdaspur

● Year of establishment :2007
● Area : 340 ha.
● Migratory birds from Central Asia and Siberia visit this area in winter months.

Conservation Reserve

The State Government may declare any area owned by the Government, particularly the areas adjacent to National Parks and sanctuaries and those areas which link one protected area with another, as a conservation reserve for protecting landscapes, seascapes, flora and
fauna and their habitat.

1.Rakh Sarai Amanat Khan Conservation Reserve

● Situated in Tarn Taran district
● Year of Establishment :2010

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