At a small distance from the Chopta, there is the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary. It is also popularly known as the Kedarnath Musk Deer Sanctuary. Covering over 975 square kilometers, this national wildlife sanctuary is the only one in the Western Himalayas. Its primary aim is to conserve the local species of the Himalayan Musk deer. Apart from there are a number of other species which are part of the protection and conservation projects of this reserve.