Chumbi Surla Wildlife Sanctuary

Chumbi Surla Wildlife Sanctuary (shortened as Chumbi Surla) is a wildlife sanctuary covering an area of 55,945 acres (22,640 ha). It is located in Khushab district and Chakwal District, Punjab, Pakistan. It was established in 1978, for the purpose of conserving the threatened species of urial among several other.

Chumbi Surla Wildlife Sanctuary
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Map showing the location of Chumbi Surla Wildlife Sanctuary
Map showing the location of Chumbi Surla Wildlife Sanctuary
Chumbi Surla is located in north of Khushab
LocationChakwal, Punjab, Pakistan
Coordinates32°40′12.15″N 72°19′48.02″E / 32.6700417°N 72.3300056°E / 32.6700417; 72.3300056Coordinates: 32°40′12.15″N 72°19′48.02″E / 32.6700417°N 72.3300056°E / 32.6700417; 72.3300056
Area559.45 km2 (216.00 sq mi)
Elevation2,475 ft (754 m)
Established1978
Governing bodyWildlife and Parks Department,
Government of Punjab

HabitatEdit

The area is surrounded by reserve forests and hills. Average altitude ranges between 460-1050 m above the sea level. Temperature is between 10-40°C while average annual rainfall is 4994 mm. The forest supports scrub biome having dry subtropical evergreen vegetation.

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