Wildlife Sanctuaries

As documented by IUCN, there are about 225 acknowledged Protected and secured places in Pakistan, out of which, 99 have been identified as wildlife Sanctuaries. 96 of them are game reserves and 14 are national parks. Pakistan presently has 19 sites designated as Wetlands of International Importance, with a surface area of 1,343,627 hectares.

  • Manshi Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Manshi Wildlife Sanctuary lies in the Kaghan Valley on the east bank of the Kunhar River, 12km north of Paras Village in Hazara District, North- West Frontier Province. It is close to the border with Azad State of Jammu & Kashmir. The sanctuary is accessible via Paras along a very
  • Maslakh Wildlife Sanctuary
  • September 2006, the IUCN sadly reports on the Maslakh wildlife sanctuary after the PAF moved in: *”All flagships wildlife species have been eliminated from the area”.*
  • Mahal Kohistan Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Designated in 1972, Mahal Kohistan Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the south of Kirthar National Park & at an area of 70,577ha. Common wildlife includes fox, Jackal, Jungle Cat,Chinkara Gazelle, Urial, Monitor Lizard and Indian cobra
  • Manglot Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Established on the hilltops and plains of Khwara Range near the Indus River in Nizampur area of Nowshera district, the Manglot Wildlife Park is providing a sanctuary to endangered wildlife species and serving as a scenic recreational resort for the tourists. The park was set up in 1990s to serve
  • Bijoro Chach, Thatta Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Bijoro Chach, Thatta Wildlife Sanctuary is at an area of 121ha located in the district Thatta. This is a wetland in Sindh.
  • Borraka Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Borraka Wildlife Sanctuary is lUCN management Category IV, managed Nature Reserve and located near Kohat and given the status designated in 1976.
  • Buzi Makola Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Buzi Makola Wildlife Sanctuary is in lUCN management Category IV, thus is a managed Nature Reserve. It is located in Sindh, near Makran Coastal Highway and was designated status in 1974.
  • Chashma and Taunsa Barrage Dolphin Sanctuary
  • Chashma and Taunsa Barrage Dolphin Sanctuary is located in Mianwali District, Punjab, Pakistan. It was declared in 1972. Since the 1970s, the population of the Indus River Dolphins has significantly increased there. Indus dolphin Platanista indi (E) occurs in some stretches of the Indus upstream of the barrage and has
  • Cholistan Wildlife Sanctuary
  • The Cholistan area in the southern part of the area of Punjab contains some of the most unusual and exciting creatures in Pakistan. Some of the common creatures of this area are Desert wolf(rare), Native indian fox, Red fox, Jackal, Little indian civet, Little indian moongoose, Native indian greyish mongoose,
  • Chorani Wildlife Sanctuary
  • The Chorani reserve was designated National sanctuary in 1972 but currently no activities are going on.
  • DRIGH LAKE Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Declared a wildlife sanctuary in October 1972 under Section 14 of the Sind Wildlife Protection Ordinance, 1972. Designated a Wetland of Interna- tional Importance at the time of Pakistan's ratification of the Ramsar Convention on 23 July 1976. Fauna Drigh is a breeding area for a variety of resident waterfowl,
  • Ghondak Dhono Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Founded in 1977 and currently there are no activities going on.
  • Hub Dam Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Hub Dam is Pakistan's third biggest dam. This dam is located in the northern of Karachi around the Kirthar Nationwide Playground. A huge water storage area tank designed almost 30 years ago on the Hub Stream, in a area of dry flatlands and low stony mountains. Much of the banks
  • Hadero Lake Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Geographical Location Situated in Sind Province about 85km east of Karachi, Hadero is accessible via the Makli Hills-Thatta- Jungshahi metalled road. It is within 6km of Haleji Lake Wildlife Sanctuary and about 16km to the south-west of Kinjhar Lake Wildlife Sanctuary. Hudero is one of the most important brackish water wetland of
  • Haleji Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Lake Haleji, in Thatta, Sindh, Pakistan is a refuge in winters and home of thousands of birds and known as one of the most important winter areas of migratory waterfowl in Eurasia. It is located at 240 48 N and 600 47'E, and is within easy motoring distance, 88 Km,
  • Kachau Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kachau, Balochistan Sanctuary designated in 1972.
  • Kargah Wildlife Sanctuary
  • This Wildlife Sanctuary is an IUCN Category IV species administration area with the principal goal to preserve, maintain and reinstate species and their habitats. This landscape was stated and identified as a wildlife sanctuary in the end of year 1975 in November. Location: Kargah wildlife sanctuary is located approx. around 35°49'55.74"N
  • Kharar Lake Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Propagate over a place of 235ha, this source can be found on the flatlands to the southern region of the Ravi Stream, 20km north-east of Okara, Okara Section 30°53'N, 73°35'E. IUCN Control Classification FV(Managed Characteristics Reserve). Biogeographical and region 4.15.07 (Thar Desert). The stream was first specific as a creatures
  • KINJHAR (KALRI) LAKE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
  • Kinjhar lake is lying in Thatta District, Sind Province about 1 1 3km by road east-north-east of Karachi. Its southern end is about 19km north of the town of Thatta on the Hyderabad Road. 68°03'E, 24°56'N. Announced a creatures haven in Goal 1977 under Place 14 of the Sind Wildlife
  • Astore Wildlife Sanctuary
  • lUCN Management Category: IV i.e. Managed Nature Reserve. Geographical Location: Lies in the catchment area of Astore Nala, between Nanga Parbat (8,126m) to the west and the Plains of Deosai to the east, and about 11 km from the town of Bunji ie pproximately 35"38'N, 74"40'E. Approximate area is 414.72
  • Baldistan Wildlife Sanctuary
  • lUCN Management Category IV, Managed Nature Reserve. Geographical Location Lies in Baltistan District, 193km and 48km from the towns of Skardu and Gilgit, respectively. Approximately 35"36'N, 75"08'E. Date and History of Establishment Declared a wildlife sanctuary on 22 November 1975, Area 41,457ha. The sanctuary is contiguous with Astore Wildlife Sanctuary
  • The Bajwat Wildlife Sanctuary
  • The Bajwat Wildlife Sanctuary includes a complex of natural riverine habitats along the Chenab river and two of its tributaries, extending up to the border with India with a total area of 5400 hectares providing protection to waterfowl, as well as a variety of mammals including Hog Deer and Nilgai.
  • Chinkara Wildlife Sanctuary
  • A 940 square kilometer area of the Tharparkar district in Sindh was declared a wildlife sanctuary named, Chinkara Wildlife Sanctuary in January 2017. Note that, the chinkara is also known as the Indian gazelle. Now as per law, hunting of wildlife including bird species and deer is strictly not allowed. MPA

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