The tract of Kinnaur district due to great variation in its elevation, climate and topography represents varied fauna and flaura. For the reasons for their ecological, faunal, floral and geomophilogical importance three wild life sanctuaries are set up in the district. The min objective of these are to save the rare species. Varied varieties of wildlife can be seen in these sanctuaries.
Lipa-Asrang Sanctuary
   

Lipa-Asrang sanctuary is located in District Kinnaur at the altitude of 4,000 to 5,022 meters. The temperature varying from -10° to 15° C and mean rainfall is 226.3 mm. The Total area of the sanctuary is 3,089.90 hectares (30.89 sq. km.). The nearest town to this sanctuary is Moorang. This was was notified in 1962 and renotified on 27 March 1974. This is located on the high altitude largely flat and a part of it is barren cold desert. The species found in this sanctuary are the Yak, Ibex, Leopard, Goral, Blue Sheep, Brown Bear, Musk Deer, Himalayan black Beer etc. This sanctuary has forest type include dry alpine scrub, dry coniferous forest, dwarf juniper scrub, western Himalayan temperate forest, dry broad leaved and coniferous forest.

   
 
Rakchham-Chhitkul Sanctuary
   

Rakchham Chhitkul sanctuary is located in District Kinnaur at the altitude of 3,200 to 5,486 meters. The temperature varying from -10° to 15° C, mean rainfall is 4639 mm and snowfall is 1,129.7 mm. The total area of the sanctuary is 3,411 hectares (34.11 sq. km.) This sanctuary was first notified in 1962 and renotified on 27 March 1974. This sanctuary is located on the high altitude. The nearest town to this sanctuary is Reckong Peo. The species found in this sanctuary are Leopard, blue Sheep, Himalayan black Bear, brown Bear, musk Deer and Goral etc.The forest type of this sanctuary include lower western Himalayan temperate, upper western Himalayan temperate, dry broad scru. 'The Govind Pashu Vihar Sanctuary' of Utter Pradesh is near to and little beyond the eastern boundary of the sanctuary lies the Tibetan plateau of China.

   
 
Rupi-Bhaba Sanctuary
   

Rupi Bhaba sanctuary is located in the District Kinnaur at the altitude of 909 to 5,650 meter.The temperature varying from -10° to -20° C, rainfall 45 mm and snowfall is 300 mm. This sanctuary was first notified on 28th March 1982 and renotified on 30th June 1982. The wide variation of altitude supports a large diversity of habitats and wild life. This sanctuary lies on the left bank of the Satluj river. The great Himalayan and Pin Valley National Parks are located on its western and northern boundaries respectively. The species found in this sanctuary are Serow, blue Sheep, red Fox, musk deer, Goral, ibex, Leopard, snow Leopard, brown Bear, Himalayan black Bear etc. The forest types include lower western Himalayan temperate, kharsu oak, alpine pastures, dry temperate coniferous and dry broad leaved coniferous.

   
 
   
   
   
 
   
   
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