Impact of Human Activities on Margalla Hills National Park

Margalla hills of Pakistan attracts tourists from all around the world

INTRODUCTION

MARGALLA HILLS NATIONAL PARK

Margalla hills national park is connected to the foothills of the Himalayas. Margalla hills are covering an area of 12605 hectares. Margalla hills national park also includes Shakarparian and Rawal Lake.

LOCATION OF MARGALLA HILLS NATIONAL PARK

Margalla hills national park is located north of Islamabad. The capital of Pakistan is Islamabad governed by the Pakistani Federal Government.

TOURISTS ATTRACTIONS IN MARGALLA HILLS NATIONAL PARK

The mountainous area of Margalla hills national park is a famous tourist spot in the country that attracts many tourists/travelers from all around the world. It is a source of recreational activity for residents. This place has a huge diversity of plants, animals, and birds.

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FLORA AND FAUNA OF MARGALLA HILLS NATIONAL PARK

The flora and fauna of Margalla hills national park is listed below.

FLORA

Serial No. Common Name Scientific Name
1. Phulai Acacia modesta
2. Indian Pine Pinus roxburghii
3. Khair Acacia catechu
4. Fire Flame Bush Woodfordia fruticos
5. Indian Jujube Ziziphus mauritiana
6. Himalayan Incarvillea Incarvillea emodi
7. Giant Milkweed Calotropis procera
8. Banjh Oak quercus leucotrichophora
9. Hopbush Dodonaea viscose
10. Indian Olive Olea ferruginea

 

FAUNA 

Serial No. Common Name Scientific Name
1. Indian Saw Scaled Viper Echis carinatus
2. Leopard Cat Prionailurus bengalensis
3. Golden Jackal Canis aureus
4. Indian Wild Boar Sus scrofa cristatus
5. Jungle Cat Felis chaus
6. Indian Pangolin Manis crassicaudata
7. Indian Grey Mongoose Herpestes edwardsii
8. Grey Goral Naemorhedus caudatus
9. Indian Flying Fox Pteropus giganteus
10. Small Kashmir Flying Squirrel Eoglaucomys fimbriatus

 

BIRDS OF MARGALLA HILLS NATIONAL PARK

Serial No. Common Name Scientific Name
1. Lappet-Faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotos
2. Black-Winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
3. Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus
4. Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi
5. Spotted Dove Spilopelia chinensis
6. Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopaceus
7. Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis
8. Rock Pigeon Columba livia
9. Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
10. Northern Pintail Anas acuta

 

EFFECTS OF HUMAN ACTIVITIES ON MARGALLA HILLS NATIONAL PARK

Wherever humans go they are keen on leaving their footprints. Who knows the moon might have been subjected to degradation due to human activities, or astronauts might find garbage in space.. It seems more like a human intrinsic characteristic that represents a highly irresponsible attitude.

Every year, there is an incident of bushfire in Margalla hills national park. The reason is human error. The area of the national park covers subtropical pine forest and subtropical dry semi-evergreen forest. Any human negligence leads to fires.

The foreigners living in Pakistan more often have started posting “garbage collection” videos on social media that show educated human irresponsibility.

Human-wildlife interaction has badly affected the wildlife of Margalla hills national park.

DIRE NEED OF PAKISTANIS ACTING AS RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS

Pakistanis need to learn a hardcore lesson from foreigners that show their love anyway and play their role in making cities clean and green. Wherever you go, when you leave just to make sure you haven’t left any garbage there. We should act as responsible citizens and participate in activities that make our Pakistan cleaner and more beautiful than ever before.

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