Pakistan Museum of Natural History
The Museum of Natural History is located in the National Park on Garden Avenue, Shakarparian, Islamabad. The Museum depicts the early human history, geology, and the wild life of Pakistan. The exhibits are of particular interest to students and children. It is open to public from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. except Friday. Entry is free.
Wild Life: Hog deer, ravine deer, black buck and blue bull are common. Fox, Jackals, hares, porcupines, mongoose, arks, owls and hawks are also found. Wild boars are also found in large numbers in the forest areas.
Cholistan is locally known as Rohi. This famous desert is 30 Km from Bahawalpur and comprises of an area of 16,000 sq.km. which extends upto the Thar desert extending over to Sindh. The word Cholistan is derived from 'Cholna' which means moving. The people of Cholistan lead a semi-nomadic life, moving from one place to another in search of water and fodder for their animals.
National Parks of Pakistan
Pakistan a National Park is an area of outstanding scenic merit
and natural beauty where the landscape, flora and fauna are
protected and preserved in a natural state. Public access for
recreation, education and research is provided for. Access roads
and other facilities should be planned so they do not conflict
with the main objectives of national parks. Hunting wild animals
is prohibited, as is firing gun or otherwise interfering with
animals and plants. Clearing land for cultivation, mining or
allowing polluted water to flow in National Parks is also
prohibited. Under the regulations, these acts may be allowed for
scientific purposes or to improve the park.
There are 14 National Parks in Pakistan. Following are the
major National Parks of Pakistan:
Hingol National Park
Kirthar National Park
Khunjerab National Park
Chitral Gol National Park
Lal Suhanra National Park
Hazarganji-Chiltan National Park
Margalla Hills National Park
Ayubia National Park
Deosai National Park
Machiara National Park
Location Map of
National Parks in Pakistan