The sanctuary is situated about 60km from Srinagar city and falls North-East of it and is 8km from Anantnag town as its district headquarter.
Overa-Aru Wildlife Sanctuary has derived its name from the two hutment areas of Overa-Aru falling in the lap of the sanctuary and along the two famous snow melted fresh water and perennial nallahs of Overa and Lidder meandering through the sanctuary.
The sanctuary derives its name from the Rajparian Nallah that drains it. The sanctuary is situated about 100Kms from Srinagar about 46Kms from Khannabal in South East direction. Its catchment of Jehlum basin is located in the extreme South Western corner of Kashmir valley. VIEW MORE
Hirpora Wildlife Sanctuary or Heerpora Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Shopian district of Kashmir,70 kilometers south of Srinagar.It spreads over an area of 341 km2.
Hokersar Wetland in Kashmir is filled with the migratory birds who prey on fish and insects in this protected territory. Migratory birds start their annual sojourn here in early September and stay until mid-February or early March. Uptil now around 7 lack migratory birds of 13 different species have reached Hokersar reserve. The commonly seen birds include - Geese, Shovelers, VIEW MORE
The Narkara Wetland in Kashmir receives its water supply from Doodhganga catchment and is surrounded by the paddy cultivation and willow plantation areas. Due to heavy encroachments, the considerable amount of marshy area has been converted into the solid land masses. Narkara wetland is the favorite habitat site for a number of water fowl species like Grelag goose, Ruddy shelduck, Pintail, Common teal, Mallard, Gadwal, Wigeon, Shoveller and Tufted duck. As per the census data the population of migratory birds has reduced from lacks to only 3,275 birds in winter season. VIEW MORE
Manibugh Wetland in Kashmir was managed for organized shooting from November/ December till April. However this practise has been stopped from past few years as protection to the wetland and flora/fauna is proposed by the wildlife authorities. This wetland is now characterised by low water levels since they are surrounded by cultivation areas which washes organic and inorganic constituents in wetland.
Chatlam Wetland in Kashmir was initially a game reserve, however now it is being maintained by the fishries and fish farms. It is a spring fed wetland. The shores of this wetland are elevated due to the deposits of fine grained sand and loam. Migratory fowls are majorly found in these areas. VIEW MORE
Mirgund Wetland in Kashmir is a shallow temporary wetland. The water supply for this wetland is Sukhna Nallah and other channels that are used to irrigate the adjacent paddy fields. This wetland is being extensively used for harvesting fodder and grazing livestock. It has fluvial type of fresh water origin.
Wetland of Hygam in Kashmir drains into Wular through Tarazoo. The main source of water for this wetland is Ningle Nallah and Babakul. This area is also used for hunter waterfowls.