Ayubia National Park, Pakistan History


Ayubia National Park was established in 1984 in an east corner of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. In 1998 it was expanded form its original size of 1684ha or 16.84km2 to 3312ha. Since then it has been managed by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Wildlife Department. The purpose of establishing it was to conserve the temperate forests. Originally, the park stood at an area of 857acre, but in 1998 it was expanded to cover an area of 1685acre.
The total population of Ayubia and surrounding villages as per a 1996 census is 18,097 people living in 2,311 households.