Govind Pashu Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary
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|Govind Pashu Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary|
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
|Governing body||Department of Forest Uttarakhand|
Govind Pashu Vihar Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary located at Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand, India. It is named after a prominent Indian freedom fighter and politician Govind Ballabh Pant. The park was established on March 1, 1955, and covers about 957 square kilometres.
The Indian government initiated the Snow Leopard Project in Govind Pashu Vihar.
The sanctuary contains western Himalayan broadleaf forests at its lowest elevations, transitioning to western Himalayan subalpine conifer forests and western Himalayan alpine shrub and meadows at its highest elevations.
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