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Protected areas of Pakistan

 

Protected areas of Pakistan

As of present, there are around 157 protected areas in Pakistan that are recognized by IUCN.

Contents

  • Statistics 1
    • IUCN categories 1.1
  • Types of protected areas 2
    • National parks 2.1
    • Wildlife sanctuaries 2.2
    • Game reserves 2.3
    • Protected wetlands 2.4
    • Protected and reserved forests 2.5
    • Marine protected areas 2.6
    • Biosphere reserves 2.7
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • Further reading 5
  • External links 6

Statistics

Category Total sites Total area Source site
National parks 14 1,191,323 ha wdpa.org
Wildlife sanctuaries 72 4,912,531 ha wdpa.org
Game reserves 66 3,026,842 ha wdpa.org
Ramsar protected wetlands 19 1,343,627 ha ramsar.org
Marine and littoral protected areas 9 1,186,437 ha southasiamcpaportal.org
Biosphere reserves 1 66,000 ha earthtrends.wri.org

IUCN categories

IUCN Category Total sites
IUCN Category Ia: Strict nature reserves 0
IUCN Category Ib: Wilderness area 0
IUCN Category II: National parks 5
IUCN Category III: Natural monuments 0
IUCN Category IV: Wildlife sanctuaries 62
IUCN Category V: Protected landscapes/seascapes 5
IUCN Category VI: Managed resource protected area 2
Unclassified areas 83
All IUCN Categories 157

Types of protected areas

National parks

Wildlife sanctuaries

Game reserves

Protected wetlands

Protected and reserved forests

Marine protected areas

Biosphere reserves

See also

References

  • Pakistan profile at World Database on Protected Areas
  • Marine and coastal protected areas of Pakistan
  • Ramsar wetlands of Pakistan

Further reading

  • Country profile at Earthtrends
  • Review of 'Protected Areas System' in Pakistan
  • Protected areas systems at wildlifeofpakistan.com

External links

  • IUCN-Pakistan


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