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Protected areas of Pakistan

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

Statistics

Category Total sites Total area Source site
National parks 26 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 2 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

Further reading

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