Indus Dolphin Reserve

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Indus Dolphin Reserve

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    125,000 ha
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    28°00'N 69°15'E
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Indus Dolphin Reserve. 10/05/01; Sindh; 125,000 ha; 28°01'N, 069°15'E. A 170 km stretch of the River Indus between the Sukkar and Guddu barrages, providing a home for the 500 remaining individuals of the formerly common Indus dolphin Platanista minor (or P. indi), a blind cetacean endemic to this river. Originally sea creatures, the Indus dolphins adapted to river life as the Indian subcontinent rose. The site is considered essential for the survival of this CITES Appendix I and IUCN Red List species endemic to Pakistan. The area is also home to the historical Sadhu bella Hindu shrine and Satinjo Astan Muslim graveyard. Ramsar site no. 1065. Most recent RIS information: 2001.

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    • dolphin reserve - Indus
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