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A Review of Distribution, Ecology and Conservation status of Endangered Species in Pakistan

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Environmental Sciences, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • 2Department of Environmental Sciences, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • 3Department of Environmental Sciences, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • 4Department of Environmental Sciences, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • 5Department of Environmental Sciences, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • 6Department of Environmental Sciences, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • 7Department of Environmental Sciences, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • 8Department of Environmental Sciences, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • 9Department of Environmental Sciences, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • 10Department of Environmental Sciences, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • 11Department of Environmental Sciences, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • 12Department of Environmental Sciences, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 5, Issue (5), Pages 77-84, May,10 (2016)

Abstract

Strategic location, climatic conditions and resource availability in Pakistan provide diverse habitat to fauna for their survival. Astor markhor, Snow leopard, Musk deer, black scorpion and Green sea turtles were identified as endangered species by CITES. Their population is decreasing due to poaching, trophy hunting and retaliation. Several techniques like tracking researches, tagging animals, captive breeding are taking place for conserving these species. Several conservation practices were carried out including awareness campaigns, educating local communities, formation of protected areas, nesting sites and formulation of laws and bans. The review paper will be helpful in highlighting the conservation status of endangered species in Pakistan and will help in devising better conservation practices for preventing the extinction of these species.

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