Pong dam lake wildlife sanctuary
Pong Dam Lake was created in 1975 by building the highest earth-filled dam in India on the Beas river in the wetland zone of Shivalik hills in Kangra district. The lake is a well-known wildlife sanctuary and one of the 25 international wetland sites declared in India by the Ramsar Convention covering an area of 24,529 hectares (60,610 acres), and the wetlands portion is 15,662 hectares (38,700 acres)
Subtropical Pine forests. There is a little submerged aquatic vegetation. The shoreline does not support much emergent vegetation due to the pronounced seasonal changes in water level. The Surrounding hillsides still support some mixed deciduous and chir pine pinus roxburghii forests.
Indian Wild Bi ar, Barking Deer,Blue bull, Indian/Red Hare. Migratory water birds, rednecked grebe. Indian Skimmer, Black Stork, White-rumped vulture on one carcass, Himalayan Long-billed vulture, Eurasian Griffon, Imperial Eagle, Ferruginous Pachards, ruby-breasted crake, Water Rail, Yellow-watted Lapwing, White-tailed Stonechat, Brook’s Warbler ,sand martin, Barred Buttonquail, common Quail, Rufous-tailed Shrike, Indian Peafowl. A total of 228 species recorded,around Jawali and Shivalikh hills northeast of jawali and 180 species at Shanehar barrage area. Large population of Bar Headed Geese visits the lake every).
Common pocchard(5200), Bar Heeded Geese(28000). Pintails (28000), gadwall (3600), Cormorants (14300), Mallards (3800) and many rare winter birds.