Miani Hor

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Miani Hor is a swampy lagoon lying on the coast of Lasbela District of Balochistan, Pakistan.[1] Covering an area of 7,471 hectares,[1] it was designated a Ramsar site in May 2001.

Location[edit]

The site is located 95 kilometres from Karachi near Sonmiani Bay.[1]

Site description[edit]

The lagoon is 60 km long and 4 to 5 km wide.[2] It mouth is 4 km wide.[2] Two seasonal rivers, Porali and Windor enter into this bay.[1][2]

Flora and fauna[edit]

It is the only place in Pakistan where three species of mangroves, Avicennia marina, Rhizophora mucronata, and Ceriops tagal occur naturally.[1]

Threats[edit]

It faces two threats, namely domestic waste disposal and accumulated solid waste debris.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Pakistan:Mangroves Edited by Dr. Pamela Stedman-Edwards pg 2 Retrieved on 8 July 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Mangroves of Miani Hor Lagoon on the North Arabian Sea coast of Pakistan by SM Saifullah and Fayyaz Rasool pg 1 Retrieved on 8 July 2010.
  3. ^ The Annotated Ramsar List: Pakistan Retrieved 8 July 2010.

Coordinates: 25°32′N 66°12′E / 25.533°N 66.200°E / 25.533; 66.200