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Deosai National Park is located above the tree line and at an average height of 13,500 feet above sea level, the Deosai Plains are among the highest plateaus in the world. It is located in Pakistan. The Deosai Plains cover an area of almost 3,000 square kilometers. For just over half the year - between November and May - Deosai is snow-bound. In the summer months when the snow clears up, Deosai is accessible from Skardu in the north and the Astore Valley in the west. Deosai is well known for its spring season when it is covered by a carpet of millions of flowers and a wide variety of butterflies.Deosai Plains make up one of the last frontiers of natural habitat for the Himalayan brown bear, a creature that once roamed the mountains freely. The park currently has in between 20-28 Brown bears. This park was established to protect these endangered bears. Recently a research project has started by Himalayan Wildlife Foundation (HWF) and the Northern Areas Forests, Parks, and Wildlife Department to secure the survival of the brown bear in the Deosai Plains and to monitor their population. The Deosai Plains are also home to the ibex, red fox, golden marmot, wolf, the Ladakh urial, the snow leopard, Himalayan Musk Deer, Pika, Migratory hamster, Ermine and a number of resident and migratory birds.

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  • Copyright: kamran khokhar (sagitarian) Silver Note Writer [C: 45 W: 0 N: 38] (353)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2007-07-04
  • Exposição: f/5.6, 1/200 segundos
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  • Date Submitted: 2008-02-13 4:29
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