Status and Trends of Biodiversity
Located in the south Asian subcontinent, Pakistan occupies a land area of over 880,000 km2. Pakistan spans a remarkable number of the world’s broad ecological regions, including four biomes: the desert biome, temperate grassland biome, tropical seasonal forest biome, and mountain biome. Pakistan fauna includes 668 birds (25 threatened), 198 freshwater fishes (29 endemic, 1 threatened), 177 reptiles (13 endemic, 6 threatened), and 174 mammals (6 endemic, 20 threatened)... More »
Number and Extent of Protected Areas
The protected areas cover 12% of the total land surface area of the country.
Percentage of Forest Cover
Forests in Pakistan cover 4.224 million ha, which constitute only 4.8 percent of the total surveyed area of 87.98 million ha.