Salim Ali National Park

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Salim Ali National Park or City Forest National Park was a national park located in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. It covered an area of 9.07 km2.[1] Notified in 1986, the name of the park commemorated the Indian ornithologist Salim Ali.[2][3] The park was converted into the Royal Springs Golf Course, Srinagar between 1998 & 2001 by Farooq Abdullah, the then Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir.[2][4]

The park featured a wildlife species such as the hangul, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, leopard, Himalayan serow and 70 species of birds, including the paradise flycatcher, Himalayan monal, ring dove and Himalayan snowcock.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b "Jammu and Kashmir National Parks". Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "J&K Govt slashes its way through national park for golf course". expressindia.indianexpress.com. September 15, 1998. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Husain, Majid. Understanding: Geographical: Map Entries: for Civil Services Examinations: Second Edition. Tata McGraw-Hill. p. 4. ISBN 9780070702882. 
  4. ^ Raina, Muzaffar (March 9, 2008). "LoC home for vanishing goats". The Telegraph (Calcutta). Retrieved July 7, 2013.