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marghala Hills National Park
Margallah Hills National Park

The Margallah Hills National Park (MHNP) is situated north of the Federal Capital of Islamabad in the foothills of the Himalayan Range. It was declared a national park on 27th April 1980 under Section 21(1) of the Islamabad Wildlife (Protection, Conservation and Management) Ordinance, 1979. Areas merged into the MHNP include compartments 2-5, 7-23, 28, 30-38(i) and 41(ii) of the Margallah Forest Reserve

Islamabad Wild Life management Board
Islamabad Wildlife Management Board

The IWMB is the legal custodian of the Park and is mandated to protect, conserve and manage of the national park, which it does with support from CDA and Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI). The Board aims to preserve the ecology of the national park, while giving an opportunity to the present and future generations to experience and enjoy nature, and learn to value it. The protection programme of the Board aims to reduce threats from illegal cutting of wood, hunting of animals and birds, forest fires, illegal construction and encroachments, littering, and pollution. In addition, the Board is working with the local communities living adjacent to the park and visitors to raise their environmental awareness and to educate them on the value of the national park

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