A total of 29 conserved areas in Pakistan have been designated as national parks. Seven of them are in private conservation while the other ones are managed by provincial administrations. A few of them lie under the conservation act of IUCN whose laws on conservation of the ecosystems were introduced in the Pakistan’s constitution of 1973. To bring in the consciousness about the importance of National Parks in conservation of biodiversity, another 10 national parks were established during the time period from 1993 to 2005. The ‘Modern Protected Areas’ law dictates that a national park is a protected area administrated by the government which is established for the conservation of its natural resources, wildlife and ecology.
- Ayubia National Park
- Ayubia National Park (shortened as Ayubia) is a protected area of 3,312 hectares (8,184 acres) located in Abbottabad District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, northern Pakistan. It was declared a national park in 1984. Ayubia was named after the late Muhammad Ayub Khan (1958 - 1969), second President of Pakistan. The area
- Deosai National Park
- Deosai, the second highest plateau of the world can be accessed through Astore or Skardu. Deosai was designated as a National Park in 1993 with purpose to conserve the critically endangered Himalayan Brown Bears and their natural habitat. The landscape remains covered in snow 8 months of the year but