Forest region that is rich in pine trees, deodar, and fir forests and consists of elevated clips, the Kazinag national Park is home to the Markhor, which is a newly extinct and Majestic mammal that has corkscrew horns. From the time it has been announced as a national park, the number of members including that of the Markhor and other species like Musk deer, goral, and dragons have been growing in numbers. Markhor is the national animal of Pakistan, and it can be widely found in both sides of the LOC. Kazinag National Park has all the qualities that can make it into one of the biggest national parks in the country because it is spread over more than 160 sq. Km.
International Park can be treated as a symbol of peace, and the India and Pakistani soldiers can engage in shelling till five years ago.
The park was built when the two Wildlife sanctuaries Limba and lachipora where brought together with Naganari conservation reserve with the help of the Wildlife Trust of India in 2007.
According to, Mohammad Sadiq, who is the regional wildlife Warden of north Kashmir, when the area was handed over to Kashmir Government, the things have been changed quite a lot in the park. Kazinag national Park is one of the finest parts that consists of two centuries and conservation and is also home to Pakistan national animal, Markhor along with 20 other species of mammals, 120 species of birds, 17 species of butterflies, and about a wide range of medicinal plants as well.
He also said that this National Park is among the richest parks in the state, but it attracts only a few visitors. The animal lovers who like to visit different conservations and sanctuaries can come up here to have a look at Markhor along with other unique wild animal and bird species. There have been two surveys conducted in the National Park 1 in 2009 and the other in 2011 by the Wildlife Trust of India and the last survey estimated the number of Marco mammals between 150- 170.
According to the officials, the number of Markhor mammals has increased since the past and now the number can be between 300- 350. Abdul Qayyum, who is the block officer at NagaNari conservation reserve, was reported saying that the best time to watch Marco mammals is between October to April when the animal comes down from the higher altitude areas to the ground surface.