List of endangered species in Pakistan

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Following is the list of endangered species in Pakistan.[1]


  † Endemic to Pakistan
Common name Scientific name Image Description Notes
Mountain weasel Mustela altaica Mountain Weasel (Mustela altaica).jpg
Mountain sheep Ovis ammon Argali.jpg
Asian black bear Ursus thibetanus Ursus thibetanus 3 (Wroclaw zoo).JPG
Balochistan forest dormouse Dryomys niethammeri The species is only found in Juniper forests near Ziarat in Baluchistan. The major threats to this animal are deforestation and degradation of its habitat. [2]
Black finless porpoise Neophocaena phocaenoides Neophocaena phocaenoides -Miyajima Aquarium -Japan-8a.jpg The finless porpoise is often caught in fishing nets across the coasts of Pakistan. Other threats to the species include habitat loss, boat traffic, and pollution. [3]
Burrowing vole Hyperacrius fertilis The species is endemic to Kashmir and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa regions. Depletion of habitat due to livestock grazing and human activities are the major threats to this species. [4]
Kashmir vole Alticola montosa The Kashmir vole is found in a few places in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Azad Kashmir. Habitat loss due to human activities is the main threat to this species. [5]
European otter Lutra lutra Otter in Southwold.jpg The species is found in the Himalayan river systems of Pakistan where it is listed as an endangered species. [6]
Marbled polecat Vormela peregusna Marbled polecat.jpg The species is mostly found in desert areas and is facing major threat in the form of habitat destruction. [7]
Fishing cat Prionailurus viverrinus Fishing Cat Pessac zoo.jpg
Goitered gazelle Gazella subgutturosa Kuhertajagaselli Korkeasaari.jpg
Himalayan goral Naemorhedus goral Naemorhedus goral 1.jpg
Himalayan Musk Deer Moschus leucogaster
Indian pangolin Manis crassicaudata Scaly ant eater by Dushy Ranetunge 2.jpg
Chinese white dolphin Sousa chinensis Pink Dolphin.JPG
Indus river dolphin Platanista minor
Kashmir Muskdeer Moschus cupreus
Hairy-footed gerbil Gerbillus gleadowi
Markhor Capra falconeri Markhor.jpg
Pallas's cat Otocolobus manul Manoel.jpg
Red deer Cervus elaphus Red deer stag 2009 denmark.jpg
Sand cat Felis margarita Persian sand CAT.jpg The subspecies Felis margarita scheffeli is endemic to Pakistan.
Smooth-coated otter Lutrogale perspicillata 2006-kabini-otter.jpg
Wild goat Capra aegagrus Bezoarziege.jpg The supspecies Capra aegagrus blythi and Capra aegagrus chialtanensis are endemic to Pakistan.
Brown bear Ursus arctos isabellinus

Medvěd plavý (Ursus arctos isabellinus).jpg

National status : Critically endangered [8]
Honey badger Melivora capensis Honey badger.jpg National status : Critically endangered [8]
Striped hyena Hyaena hyaena Striped Hyena Adult.jpg National status : Critically endangered [8]
Caracal Caracal caracal Caracal001.jpg National status : Critically endangered [8]
Leopard Panthera pardus IndianLeopard.jpg National status : Critically endangered [8]
Snow leopard Panthera uncia Snow Leopard 13.jpg National status : Critically endangered [8]
Indian wild ass Equus hemionus khur Indian wild ass (Ghudkhur) family.jpg National status : Critically endangered [8]
Goitered gazelle Gazella subgutturosa Persische Kropfgazelle Bock db.jpg National status : Critically endangered [8]
Himalayan marmot Marmota himalayana Himalayan Marmot at Tshophu Lake Bhutan 091007 b.jpg National status : Critically endangered [8]




Marine animals[edit]


  • Acropora: Acropora formosa, Acropora pharaonis, Acropora hyacinthus, Acropora horrida, Acropora granulosa
  • Birdsnest Coral: Seriatopora caliendrum
  • Blue Coral: Heliopora coerulea
  • Closed Brain Coral: Leptoria phrygia
  • Crisp Pillow Coral: Anomastraea irregularis
  • Erythrastrea flabellata
  • Pseudosiderastrea tayami
  • Fungia curvata
  • Goniastrea peresi, Goniopora stokesi, Goniopora lobata, Goniopora columna
  • Hydnophora microconos, Hydnophora exesa
  • Montastrea annuligera
  • Montipora venosa, Montipora stilosa, Montipora foliosa
  • Favites flexuosa, Favites flexuosa, Favites chinensis, Favites micropentagona, Favites halicora
  • Galaxea astreata
  • Tubipora musica
  • Parasimplastrea sheppardi
  • Pavona venosa, Pavona diffluens, Pavona decussata, Pavona cactus
  • Physogyra lichtensteini
  • Platygyra: Platygyra lamellina
  • Porites: Porites harrisoni, Porites echinulata
  • Psammocora contigua
  • Acanthastrea: Acanthastrea hillae
  • Turbinaria: Turbinaria reniformis, Turbinaria peltata

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Endangered species found in Pakistan". Earth's Endangered Creatures. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Dryomys niethammeri". IUCN Red List. IUCN. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Neophocaena phocaenoides". IUCN Red List. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Hyperacrius fertilis". IUCN Red List. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Alticola montosa". IUCN Red List. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Lutra lutra". IUCN Red List. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Vormela peregusna". IUCN Red List. Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Status and Red List of Pakistan's Mammals" (PDF). August 2003.