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National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC), Islamabad  established in 1984, is the largest research centre of the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC). NARC, with a total land area of approximately 1400 acres, is located near Rawal Lake, six kilometers south-east of Islamabad. Physical facilities in term of experimental fields, laboratories, green houses, gene bank, library/ documentation, auditorium, machinery & lab equipment repair workshops, stores, hostels, cafeteria, audio visual studios, are also available at NARC.

Journal Article

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Current distribution and status of the mammals, birds and reptiles in Rann of Kutch Wildlife Sanctuary, Sindh

Ghalib, S.A. (Karachi Univ. (Pakistan). Dept. of Zoology/Wildlife and Fisheries); Khan, M.Z. (Karachi Univ. (Pakistan). Dept. of Zoology/Wildlife and Fisheries); Hussain, S.A. (Environmental Management Consultants, Karachi (Pakistan)); Zehra, A. (Karachi Univ. (Pakistan). Dept. of Zoology/Wildlife and Fisheries); et al.

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Wildlife Surveys were undertaken in the prime wildlife habitats of Rann of Ketch Wildlife Sanctuary from 2006 - 2012 and a total of 30 species of mammals, 112 species of birds, 20 species of reptiles and 22 important plant species were recorded from the area. The site is very important being a Wildlife Sanctuary, an important Bird Area (IBA), a Ramsar Site and a part of Global - 200 Eco regions. The key species include: Bluebull (Boselaphus tragocamelus), Chinkara (Gazella bennetti), Wild Ass (Equus hemionus), Pangolin (Manis crassicaudata), Caracal (Felis caracal, Wolf (Canis lupus), Hyaena (Hyaena hyaena), Honey Badger (Mellivora capensis), Sarus Crane (Grus antigone), Houbara Bustard (Chlamydotis undulata), Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus), Indian Whitebacked Vulture (Gyps bengalensis), Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus), Long billed Vulture (Gyps indices) and Red- headed Vulture (Sarcogyps calves). A total of 9 threatened species of mammals and birds have been recorded from the area. Based on present study, an action plan for the safeguard of the biodiversity of the Sanctuary has been suggested.


International Journal of Biology and Biotechnology (Pakistan)

ISSN : 1810-2719