Thursday, 3 January 2013

Endangered Animals

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Pakistan is home to a number of endangered species, including the woolly flying squirrel, markhor, blue whale, Pakistan sand cat, the ibex wild goat, and several species of birds, whales and turtles. Certain mammals which could be found in abundance at one time have now become the rarest mammals in the world, such as the snow leopard, the Marco Polo sheep and the Indus river dolphin. In response to the decrease in Pakistan's wildlife population, the government plans on increasing the number of national parks. However, for many of the endangered species of Pakistan, it will be too little, too late.
The Indus River dolphin is endemic to the lower Indus basin rivers in Pakistan. They are 5 to 8 ft. in length. Their habitat once ranged from the Indus delta upstream to the Himalayan foothills. However, the construction of dams and barrages has severely limited the dolphins' movement and habitat, as has increasing withdrawal of water for agricultural and industrial use. The plight of the once plentiful Indus River dolphin has become emblematic of wildlife's struggle for survival in Pakistan.
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