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Margallah hills society

Margallah hills society


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Pakistan

Description

Instituted in 1980, the Margallah Hills National Park comprises of the Margallah Range (12605 ha) the Rawal Lake, and Shakarparian Sports and Cultural complex. The hill range mestles between on elevation of 685 meters at the western end and 1,604 meters on its east. The rock formations are 40 million years old, and fossils of marine life abound every where bearing eloquent testimony that the Margallah hills were at one time under the sea. The vegetation of the southern slopes is short stuttered, comprising deciduous and evergreen trees with diverse shrub growth. In the north, stand Pines and groves of Oak. The fauna is mainly Indo himalayan, with some overlapping of Palacaretic species. The birds found here are residents as well as winter migrants from higher altitudes of the North, spring ans summer visitor for breeding, and short day transit species arrive in spring.

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F-6, Islamabad, Pakistan

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