ISLAMABAD: Currently around 90 species of mammals, birds and reptiles are facing a threat of extinction in Pakistan according to the Ministry of Climate Change, reports a local English daily.
The mammals, birds and reptiles are categorised as critically endangered, endangered, vulnerable and near the threat of extinction, the ministry told the parliamentary committee on Tuesday during a briefing on measures taken to preserve the endangered species in the country.
50 mammals, 27 birds and 17 reptiles, the ministry are near the threat of extinction, however, they are protected by provincial and territorial wildlife laws, according to the ministry.
The Siberian crane, the white-rumped vulture, the long-billed vulture, the red-headed vulture and the hawksbill turtle are among some of the critically endangered species. The Kashmir grey langur, Indus dolphin, finback whale, Balochistan bear, musk deer, hog deer, Indian pangolin, Egyptian vulture, green turtle and Indian narrow-headed turtle are endangered.