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 number of 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 the Himalayan Snowcock.[1][2]


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  2. ^ a b c "J&K Govt slashes its way through national park for golf course". 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.