Ayubia National Park

Ayubia National Park
Ayubia National Park, also known as Ayubia (Urdu: ایوبیہ), is a protected area of 3,312 hectares (33 km2 located in Abbottabad District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan. It was declared a national park in 1984.Ayubia was named after Muhammad Ayub Khan (1958–1969), second President of Pakistan.
Ayubia:
Khairagali, Changlagali, Khanspur and Ghora Dhaka, these four mini resorts spread over an area of 26 KM have been developed as a resort complex called Ayubia. It was named after President Ayub Khan, who belonged to Haripur District of Hazara. The central place of Ghora Dhaka has a chairlift, which gives a panoramic view of the surroundings. This Chairlift is the first recreation facility of its kind in Pakistan and a major attraction for domestic as well as International tourists.
There are a number of rest houses and small hotels at the base station of the Chairlift. The top station of the Chairlift also has a restaurant and couple of food and souvenir stalls. There are many birds, monkeys and leopards in this park, Now a zoo at Lalazar is established by wildlife department where you can see leopards, different kinds of birds in caves.

yubia National Park, also known as Ayubia, is a protected area of 3,312 hectares located in Abbottabad District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan. It was declared a national park in 1984. Ayubia was named after Muhammad Ayub Khan, second President of Pakistan

The area supports temperate coniferous forest and temperate broadleaf and mixed forest ecoregion habitats, with an average elevation of 8,000 feet (2,400 m) above sea level. Ayubia National Park is surrounded by seven major villages and three small towns of Thandiani, Nathiagali and Khanspur.The park has been developed as a resort complex from a combination of four mini resorts of Khaira Gali, Changla Gali, Khanspur and Ghora Dhaka in Galyat. Currently, it is managed by the Wildlife and Parks Department of Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Ayubia National Park was established in 1984 in an east corner of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. In 1998 it was expanded form its original size of 1,684 hectares (4,161 acres) or 16.84 km (6.50 sq mi) to 3,312 hectares (8,184 acres). Since then it has been managed by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Wildlife Department. The purpose of establishing it was to conserve the temperate forests. Originally, the park stood at an area of 857 acres (3.47 km), but in 1998 it was expanded to cover an area of 1,685 acres (6.82 km).

The park holds almost 104 species of plants. The main floral species are Cedrus deodara, blue pine, yew, silver fir, horse chestnut and oak. Around 21 plants belonging to 19 families are known for their medicinal properties. Many of these are used in treatment of jaundice, stomach ulcers, snake bites, internal infections, diabetes, psoriasis and more. Some plants are said to have anti-carcinogenic effect as well. Also, some are used as biological insecticides and pesticides, mostly due to their insect-repellent nature.
The World Wide Fund for Nature has launched an ethno-botanical initiative here “to demonstrate the sustainable use of plant resources as a means for protecting biodiversity. There are 23 mammals, 203 birds and 13 herpto-fauna in the park. Mammals found in the park.

Ayubia National Park, also known as Ayubia (Urdu: ایوبیہ), is a protected area of 3,312 hectares (33 km2 located in Abbottabad District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan. It was declared a national park in 1984.Ayubia was named after Muhammad Ayub Khan (1958–1969), second President of Pakistan. The area supports temperate coniferous forest and temperate broadleaf and mixed forest ecoregion habitats, with an average elevation of 8,000 feet (2,400 m) above sea level. Ayubia National Park is surrounded by seven major villages and three small towns of Thandiani, Nathiagali and Khanspur. The park has been developed as a resort complex from a combination of four mini resorts of Khaira Gali, Changla Gali, Khanspur and Ghora Dhaka in Galyat. Currently, it is managed by the Wildlife and Parks Department of Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Ayubia National Park was established in 1984 in an east corner of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. In 1998 it was expanded form its original size of 1,684 hectares (4,161 acres) or 16.84 km2 (6.50 sq mi) to 3,312 hectares (8,184 acres). Since then it has been managed by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Wildlife Department. The purpose of establishing it was to conserve the temperate forests. Originally, the park stood at an area of 857 acres (3.47 km2), but in 1998 it was expanded to cover an area of 1,685 acres (6.82 km2).

The total population of Ayubia and surrounding villages as per a 1996 census is 18,097 people living in 2,311 households