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Pakistan Endanger Species That Are at High Risk of Extinction

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Pakistan is known for its native beauty all over the world. From all over the globe, tourists are mesmerized by its uniqueness. God has blessed the country with natural wonders, both in the Northern areas on the coastal side. The whole country is a miracle of Gods' divine creation, although millions of tourists visit Pakistan every year. But, unfortunately, still imaged as unsafe to visit.
It is also a known fact that many birds and animals categories are prime attractions for locals and visitors. Deplorably, however, dozens of animals and bird species are threatened with extinction in upcoming years unless safety measures.


The national animal of Pakistan is Markhor. They lived in the mountains of Pakistan, Kashmir, Uzbekistan, and southern Tajikistan, and Afghanistan. International Union for conversion of Nature in 2015 declared this animal an endangered species. That means if proper safety measures remain initiated, then this animal is at an elevated risk of extinction. 2500 Markhors are estimated to be in Pakistan at present.

Asian Black Bear

Baluchistan Black bear is the subspecies of Asian Black bear found in the Himalayans range. There are only 1000 Asian Black bears present in Pakistan right now. If immediate measures should not take, their number had to decrease rapidly. These species are included in the endangered species in Pakistan by related authorities.

Baluchistan Forest Dormouse

Baluchistan forest dormouse is from the species of rodents and belongs to the Gliridae family. This dormouse species is only found in the Ziarat area of Baluchistan and is about to endemic in Pakistan. In China, this tiny creature is exhausted in the preparation of medicine. An overwhelming fact about the dormouse is that a crescent sign is present on its chest. Dormouse is a significant part of the habitat and its cycle. Research-based efforts are needed to preserve this species to arrange the conservation needs.

Mountain weasel

Mountain weasels are principally live in high-altitude areas of Kashmir in Pakistan. Mountain weasels are also called Pale Weasels. By the convention of International Trade in Endangered species also considered them as endangered species.

Marco Polo Sheep

Marco Polo sheep are in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and China. Marco Polo sheep have been named in honor of Marco Polo and are typically known for their coiled horns and enormous size. This sheep is a subclass of argali sheep. They like living in steep valleys, mountains, and gentle slopes. This animal is declared an endangered animal in 2008 by the IUCN because of overhunting or shooting, loss of habitat, and limited resources.

Fishing Cat

The fishing cat is a native animal of South Asia. A fishing cat is a medium-sized cat that mainly feeds on wild pigs, young deer, frogs, snakes, fish, rodents. Fishing cats lived in dense vegetation and tropical forests near streams and rivers. Fishing cats in Pakistan are at a high risk of being extinct due to poor drainage, over-farming, and cultivation, over-fishing, and excessive use of chemical fertilizers.

European Otter

European Otter is a native of Asia and Europe. It is moreover known as Common Otter or Old World Otter. It is declared an endangered species in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.


Leopards originated from East Asia, the Indian subcontinent in Southern East Asia, and sub-Sahara. Its habitat is rainforest and Savannah. During the daytime, they will rest in the branches of trees. Leopards are competent climbers. Because of loss of habitat and habitat, fragmentation is included in the red list by IUCN. Other significant causes of extinction are leopard body parts used for medical practices or decoration.

Indus River Dolphin

Indus River Dolphin is the most endangered freshwater dolphin. For the survival of the Indus River dolphin, most vicious is water pollution like industrial pollution, untreated sewage from the societies, and pesticides cause a tremendous quantity of fish death. Other constant threats are hunting for various means like meat, oil, and traditional medicine.

Marbled Polecat

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It is an insignificant creature found in the North-Western deserts of Pakistan. Because of habitat loss, this species is at acute risk of extinction. It is also hitherto considered an endangered species in Pakistan by concerned authorities.

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.


MAB (author) from Pakistan on June 16, 2021:

Ok , i tried my best to give a effective title

MAB (author) from Pakistan on June 16, 2021:

Thanks for reading my article

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on June 16, 2021:

Maria Bhatti I learned lots about the endangered species in another part of the world. Interesting and well-informed.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on June 16, 2021:

Oh, and the title should be: Nine Most Endangered Species of Animals in Pakistan You Don't Know About.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on June 16, 2021:

You are most welcome

Rawan Osama from Egypt on June 15, 2021:

I enjoyed reading it

MAB (author) from Pakistan on June 15, 2021:

thanks a lot for your suggestions, they can help me a lot.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on June 15, 2021:

I emailed you some suggestions.

MAB (author) from Pakistan on June 15, 2021:

would you like to give me suggestions to make this article more effective and better John Hansen

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on June 15, 2021:

This article is much better now. It is always sad to read about endangered species, but hopefully they can be protected enough so that their numbers start to increase.

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