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Wildlife Protected Areas & Endangered Wildlife

The following table shows the number and type of wildlife protected areas in Sindh:

Name and type of Protected Area District Endangered Wildlife
Kirthar National Park Dadu & Karachi Sindh wild goats (rare), leopards, striped hyenas, fox, desert wolves, jackals, ratels, urials, chinkara gazelle, black buck antelopes (rare), honey badger, Indian pangolin, caracal, jungle cat, hedgehog, porcupine, mongoose, vultures, eagles, lagger falcons, sand pied woodpecker, larks, hoopoes, shrikes, pipits, wheat eaters, python, cobra, kraits, rat snakes, desert mintor lizards, and Sindh crocodiles (very rare)
Wildlife Sanctuaries/Wetlands
Name and type of Protected Area District Endangered Wildlife
Bijoro Chach (wetland) Thatta Migratory birds, water fowls, game birds
Cut Monarchi Chach Thatta Migratory birds, water fowls, game birds
Deh Akro II S. Benazirabad Desert cat, fishing cat, hog deer, darter or snake bird, garganey, glossy ibis, spoon bill, black ibis, houbara bustard, marbled teal, white-eyed pochard, and marsh crocodile
Dhoung Block Shikarpur Migratory birds, water fowls, and game birds
Drigh Lake Larkana Same as above
Ghandak Dhoro Jacobabad Water fowl, jungle cat, Balochistan and Indian gerbils
Gullel Khori Thatta Most of the wetlands of Thatta District are part of Runn of Kutch. Some are Riverine Forests and they provide sanctuary to mammals, game birds, and water fowls. The delta is a breeding ground for shrimps
Gulsher Dhand Matiari Providing sanctuary for breeding to greater flamingos, black and gray partridges, Indian sparrow hawk, tawny eagle, common kestrel, gray partridge, Indian sand grouse, pintail sand grouse, collard dove, great gray shrike, gray-backed shrike, hooded wheatear, tree pie, hoopoe, pied wagtail, black winged stilts, red-wattled lapwings, sandpiper, white backed vulture, griffon vulture, black vulture, golden eagle, rock partridge, pangolin, quails, houbara bustard, and black-shouldered kite.

The reserved forests of the area provide sanctuary to hog deer (which is now very rare), fishing cat, jungle cat, small Indian civet, Indian crested porcupine, fox, desert cat, smooth-coated otter, and palm squirrel.

Hub Dam Karachi Feeding and nesting for Cranes, pelicans, ducks and waders. It is also an important habitat of migratory birds. The Dam was designated a Ramsar site on 1 May 2001
Hudero Lake Thatta Most of the wetlands of Thatta District are part of Runn of Kutch. Some are Riverine Forests, and they provide sanctuary to mammals, game birds, and water fowls. The delta is a breeding ground for shrimps
Haleji Lake Thatta Same as above
Hilaya Thatta Same as above
Keti Bunder (North &South) Thatta Same as above
Khadi Thatta Same as above
Khat Dhoro Larkana Migratory birds, water fowls, and game birds
Kinjhar/Kalri Lake Thatta Most of the wetlands of Thatta District are part of Runn of Kutch. Some are Riverine Forests and they provide sanctuary to mammals, game birds, and water fowls. The delta is a breeding ground for shrimps
Kot Dhingano Shaheed Benazirabad Desert cat, fishing cat, hog deer, darter or snake bird, garganey, glossy ibis, spoon bill, black ibis, houbara bustard, marbled teal, white-eyed pochard, and marsh crocodile
Lakhat Shaheed Benazirabad Desert cat, fishing cat, hog deer, darter or snake bird, garganey, glossy ibis, spoon bill, black ibis, houbara bustard, marbled teal, white-eyed pochard, and marsh crocodile
Lung Lake Larkana Migratory birds, water fowls, and game birds
Mahal Kohistan (Part of Kirthar National Park) Dadu Wildlife includes fox, jackal, jungle cat, chinkara gazelle, urial, monitor lizard, and Indian cobra
Majiran Thatta Most of the wetlands of Thatta District are part of Runn of Kutch. Some are Riverine Forests and they provide sanctuary to mammals, game birds, and water fowls. The delta is a breeding ground for shrimps
Marho Kotri Thatta Same as above
Miani Dhand Hyderabad Sanctuary for hog deer, black and gray partridges, and sand grouse
Mohabat Dero Shaheed Benazirabad Desert cat, fishing cat, hog deer, darter or snake bird, garganey, glossy ibis, spoon bill, black ibis, houbara bustard, marbled teal, white-eyed pochard, and marsh crocodile
Munarki Thatta Most of the wetlands of Thatta District are part of Runn of Kutch. Some are Riverine Forests and they provide sanctuary to mammals, game birds, and water fowls. The delta is a breeding ground for shrimps
Nara Desert Sukkur/ Khairpur Provides sanctuary to endangered striped hyenas, jackals, fox, pangolin wolves, jungle cat, and also to game birds
Norang Thatta Most of the wetlands of Thatta District are part of Runn of Kutch. Some are Riverine Forests and they provide sanctuary to mammals, game birds, and water fowls. The delta is a breeding ground for shrimps
Jhubo lagoon Badin Greater and lesser flamingo, houbara bustard, Dalmatian pelican, and other water fowl
Nuri Lagoon Badin Game birds, water fowls, greater and lesser flamingo, houbara bustard, Dalmatian pelican etc.
Rann or Kutch Badin/ Tharparkar Game and migratory birds pangolin, porcupine, desert hare, wolf of hyena, desert cat, jungle cat, blue bull, and lynx pelts, gyps vultures, Indian sarus crane, game birds, and peacocks.

The mangroves are a breeding ground of shrimps.

Samno Dhand Matiari Providing sanctuary for breeding to greater flamingos, black and gray partridges, Indian sparrow hawk, tawny eagle, common kestrel, gray partridge, Indian sand grouse, pintail sand grouse, Collard dove, great gray shrike, gray-backed shrike, hooded wheatear, tree pie, hoopoe, pied wagtail, black winged stilts, red-wattled lapwings, sandpiper, white backed vulture, griffon vulture, black vulture, golden eagle, rock partridge, pangolin, quails, houbara bustard, and black-shouldered kite.

The reserved forests of the area provide sanctuary to hog deer (which is now very rare), fishing cat, jungle cat, small Indian civet, Indian crested porcupine, fox, desert cat, smooth-coated otter, palm squirrel etc.

Gulsher Dhand Matiari Same as above
Sadnai Thatta Most of the wetlands of Thatta District are part of Runn of Kutch. Some are Riverine Forests and they provide sanctuary to mammals, game birds, and water fowls. The delta is a breeding ground for shrimps
Shah Lanko Thatta Same as above
Takkar Khairpur Marsh crocodiles, jungle cats, desert fox, smooth-coated otter, fishing cat, small Indian civet, hog deer Asiatic jackal, birds of prey, and game birds
Game reserves
Name and type of Protected Area District Endangered Wildlife
Deh Jangisar Thatta Most of the wetlands of Thatta District are part of Runn of Kutch. Some are Riverine Forests and they provide sanctuary to mammals, game birds, and water fowls. The delta is a breeding ground for shrimps
Deh Khalifa Thatta Same as above
Dosu Forest Larkana Migratory birds, water fowls, game birds etc.
Hala Forest Matiari Providing sanctuary for breeding to greater flamingos, black and gray partridges, Indian sparrow hawk, tawny eagle, common kestrel, gray partridge, Indian sand grouse, pintail sand grouse, Collard dove, great gray shrike, gray-backed shrike, hooded wheatear, tree pie, hoopoe, pied wagtail, black winged stilts, red-wattled lapwings, sandpiper, white backed vulture, griffon vulture, black vulture, golden eagle, rock partridge, pangolin, quails, houbara bustard, and black-shouldered kite.

The reserved forests of the area provide sanctuary to hog deer (which is now very rare), fishing cat, jungle cat, small Indian civet, Indian crested porcupine, fox, desert cat, smooth-coated otter, palm squirrel

Indus River Diolphin Game Reserve Jacobabad, Ghotki, Shikarpur Sukkur This sanctuary provides protection to the indigenous Blind Dolphin of River Indus. It is locally known as Bulhan
Khipro Forest Sanghar Hog deer, fishing cat, marsh crocodile, smooth-coated otter, (other mammal) python, marbled teal, Sindh warbler, pheasant tailed jacana, greater white fronted goose, barn owl, mallards, black crowned night heron, moor hens, pied crested cuckoo, sand grouse, and Sindh jungle sparrow
Mando Dero Sukkur Sanctuary for black and gray partridge and hog deer. There is a carp nursery in this forest, operated by the Department of Forestry, Sukkur
Mirpur Sakro Forest Thatta Most of the wetlands of Thatta district are part of Runn of Kutch. Some are Riverine Forests and they provide sanctuary to mammals, game birds, and water fowls. The delta is a breeding ground for shrimps
Nara Khairpur Marsh crocodiles, Jungle cats, desert fox, smooth-coated otter, fishing cat, small Indian civet, hog deer Asiatic jackal, birds of prey, and game birds
Pai Forest Shaheed Benazirabad Desert cat, fishing cat, hog deer, darter or snake bird, garganey, glossy ibis, spoon bill, black ibis, houbara bustard, marbled teal, white-eyed pochard, and marsh crocodile
Sahib Samo Hyderabad Sanctuary of hog deer, black and gray partridges, and sand grouse
Surjan, Sumbak, Eri, Hothiano Dadu Wildlife includes fox, jackal, jungle cat, chinkara gazelle, urial, monitor lizard, and Indian cobra
Tando Mitha Khan Sanghar Provides refuge to otters, jackals, fox, jungle cats, hares, peacocks, partridges, and game birds

Table 1.15 Sindh Wildlife Protected Areas by Type with Protected Wildlife

Figure 1.14 Kirthar National Park

 

Figure 1.15 A Pair of Steppe Eagles, Runn of Kutch