set up, over an area of four acres, in 1984, by the
Department of Wildlife, NWFP. The object was to provide
the people an opportunity to observe the different kinds
of pheasants found in the country. Later, the area was
increased to eight acres. The breeding of pheasants
was also started for the purposes of re-introduction
and re-stocking in different forests, and supply to
other pheasantries in the province. Other birds were
also included in the facility. The pheasantry houses
31 species of pheasants including 6 indigenous pheasants
species i.e. kaleej pheasant, koklas pheasant, cheer
pheasant, monal pheasant, western tragopan pheasant
and blue peacock. The pheasantry plays an important
role in promoting conservation education and awareness
among visitors belonging to different walks of life.
Because of its vicinity to Hazara University, it also
provides an opportunity to students for study and research.
Moreover guided trips and study visits are also conducted
to the pheasantry. There is also an information center
which is housed with stuffed specimens of pheasants
and other important wildlife species. Awareness materials
including brochures, charts, leaflets, stickers, booklets
and fliers are available as take-away material for the
A veterinary doctor looks after the health of pheasants
to ensure a viable environment in the pheasantry for
growth of the pheasants. The pheasantry is a source
to promote pheasants rearing by providing eggs, checks
and adult birds such as ring necked pheasants, silver
pheasants, reeve’s pheasants and golden pheasants
on prescribed rates.
Bannu pheasantry is located at
a distance of 7 km from Bannu city on Bannu Kohat road.
It is spread over an area of about 12 kanals with an objective
to promote breeding of endangered pheasants and promote
conservation awareness among people. There are 18 various
species of pheasants in the pheasantry. Bannu pheasantry
is the only recreation spot in district Bannu. Families
and students frequently visit the pheasantry.
Kotal Pheasantry is established
in kotal wildlife park in district Kohat over an area
of 1 kanal, with an objective to propagate and provide
breeding environment to exotic/indigenous wildlife species
like silver pheasant, golden pheasant, reeves pheasant,
pea-cock etc. About 20-30 visitors including students
and general public visit the pheasantry for education
and recreation purposes per day. There are four species
of pheasants in the pheasantry including ring necked pheasant,
silver pheasant, peacock pheasant and white pheasant.
Fizaghat pheasantry was established
in 1997 over an area of 2 kanal. It is situated at a distance
of about 5 km from Mingora city. The pheasantry plays
an important role in promoting education, awareness, recreation,
and captive breeding of important wildlife birds. The
pheasantry houses 11 species including pheasants and partridge.
Because of its location and easy accessibility, the pheasantry
is visited by large number of visitors including students
and general public for recreation and awareness.
The pheasantry was established
under “Wildlife Extension Program in NWFP”
at the wildlife head office, Peshawar, with an objective
to promote conservation education and awareness among
general public and students. Because of its part of Conservation
Education Center, it is largely visited by school students
and people belonging to different walks of life. It houses
more than 20 species of pheasants and other birds.
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