The Binsar wild life sanctuary encompasses an area of about 50 sq.
Kms in the middle Himalaya near Almora. This tract is considered
to be one of the most beautiful tracts in Kumaon. The slopes vary
from step to very step. The terrain has been shaped by the action
of running water. This sanctuary is the home of many high altitude
species of animals and birds which includes the leopard, civet
cat, serow, gharial, musk deer, brown bear and khaliji pheasant
The main forests types found in this sanctuary are listed below:
1. Oak and moist mixed deciduous forests.
2. Temperate moist coniferous forests including deodar and blue
3. Sub-alpine birch, fir and spruce forests.
4. Sub-alpine pasture and scrub.