Indus Dolphin Reserve

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Coordinates: 28°01′N 69°15′E / 28.017°N 69.250°E / 28.017; 69.250

Designations
Designated 10 May 2001
Reference no. 1065[1]

Indus Dolphin Reserve is a Ramsar site[2] located between Guddu Barrage and Sukkur Barrage on River Indus in Pakistan.[3] Stretched on an area of 125,000 hectares, it was designated as a wetland protected site on 10 May 2001.[2] In 1974 it was declared a protected site locally on the recommendation of World Wide Fund for Nature. According to a survey conducted in 1989, there are about 429 Indus river dolphin present.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indus Dolphin Reserve". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018. 
  2. ^ a b The List of Wetlands of International Importance (PDF) (Report). Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. 22 July 2013. p. 32. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Klinowska, M. (1991). Dolphins, Porpoises, and Whales of the World. International Union for Conservation of Nature. pp. 35–40. ISBN 978-2880329365. Retrieved 27 July 2013.