this century we have seen the human population increasing at an
alarming rate. This situation has reduced the natural habitats
of thousands of animal and plant species. Human
population pressure and the hunting of animal species has brought
many species of wildlife on the brink of extinction.
Unfortunately, Pakistan is also among those countries that is
faced with this problem. After its independence in 1947 the
human population of Pakistan has increased at an alarming rate.
Currently it is the sixth most populous country in the world, with a total population of 145 million
and its human population growth of 2.5% per annum is among the
highest in the developing nations. This problem has made many
species of wildlife rare in the country.
Despite this fact, Pakistan
still has a fascinating biodiversity of plants and animals. With 188
Mammals, 668 Birds, 195 Reptiles, 22 Amphibians, 525 Fishes and over
20,000 Insects/Invertebrates, Pakistan truly has a remarkable
Indus Blind Dolphin, The Sulieman Markhor, The Chiltan Wild goat, The Wooly Flying Squirrel and The Baluchistan Bear are only found in this beautiful
I started working on this
website in March 1999 and wanted to finish it as soon as
possible. But the fact was that at the same time I was
finishing my degree in Management Information System which kept
me really busy during the semester. But by the grace of Allah I
have finished most of the sections. Being away from Pakistan
made my work more difficult as it was quiet difficult to gather
wildlife information from here. It is my request that anyone
who has genuine knowledge of Wildlife in Pakistan help me in
updating this website. This will greatly help in saving our
natural heritage which is still found but is under constant
pressure from various sources.
of Wildlife of Pakistan website from 1999 to 2002
of Pakistan website as of March 1999
of Pakistan website as of June 2002
The main purpose of this
website is to:
Increase awareness of
wildlife conservation among the people of
Reduce human pressure
from endangered species.
Help save wildlife
and wilderness by asking the Government to set up more
protected areas and to make management plans for the existing
eco-tourism in National Parks.
dedicate this website to the people of Pakistan,
especially the younger generation. May you all save the
precious biodiversity of our country and help promote