Ayubia

national park in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Ayubia is a protected area located in Abbottabad District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It is also known as Ayubia National Park and was called a national park in 1984. It is a small natural park 26 km from the Murree hill station. Ayubia was named after Ayub Khan, the second president of Pakistan.[1][2][3] it is managed by the Wildlife and Parks Department of Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Ayubia National Park
ایوبیہ ملی باغ
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
A view of Ayus pine forests
Map showing the location of Ayubia National Park ایوبیہ ملی باغ‎
Map showing the location of Ayubia National Park ایوبیہ ملی باغ‎
Ayubia National Park is located in west Himalayas, north of Muree and south of Nathiagali
LocationAbbottabad, Pakistan
Coordinates33°51′54.83″N 73°8′19.57″E / 33.8652306°N 73.1387694°E / 33.8652306; 73.1387694Coordinates: 33°51′54.83″N 73°8′19.57″E / 33.8652306°N 73.1387694°E / 33.8652306; 73.1387694
Area33.12 km2 (12.79 sq mi)
Elevation8,000 ft (2,400 m)
Established1984
Visitors250000
Governing bodyWildlife and Parks Department,
Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Geography Edit

Ayubia is spread around an area of 8,184 acres (33 km2). It is surrounded by forests, villages and three towns of Khanaspur, Nathia Gali and Thandiani.[4]

Wildlife Edit

The park has 104 species of plants. Some of the main species are Cedrus deodara, yew, horse chestnut and oak. The park harbors up to 203 species of birds. including the golden eagle, the vulture. It has 31 species of mammals. It also has animals like the Asiatic leopard.

References Edit

  1. "New Page 1". www.tourism.gov.pk. Archived from the original on 2011-10-15. Retrieved 2018-01-19.
  2. Moini, Qasim A. (23 January 2018). "Footprints: TOURIST TRAIL TO AYUBIA". DAWN.COM.
  3. "ayubia". www.samaa.tv.[permanent dead link]
  4. "Development of Galyat planned, says official". DAWN.COM. 13 October 2003.