The Kazinag National Park falls under the Kathai Forests within the Baramulla Block. Compartments of the Kathai range, some of which were already a game reserve of the erstwhile Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir were declared into three protected areas, namely the Lachipora Wildlife Sanctuary, the Limber Wildlife Sanctuary and the Naganari Conservation Reserve in 1987, providing, for the first time in the area, protected refuge for wildlife . The core areas of these three protected areas were merged and upgraded as the Kazinag National Park in 2009. Before being amalgamated into a single unit, these three areas were managed by the Department of Wildlife Protection (DWP), J&K Government. The main thrust of the conservation activities of the game reserve under the Maharaja focused around the protection of game by deploying game guards and improvement of habitat by providing adequate water and food during crunch times. The Park came in existence under notification order no. SRO 425 dated 18th of Dec, 2007under the provisions of the Jammu and Kashmir Wildlife Protection Act, 1978.