Amazing and Interesting information about Hingol National Park in Balochistan
According to Local man said to PWF,that many people not know about Hingol National park.Very few people have seen the Hingol National Park in the Balochistan province of Pakistan.The park area covers the part of the three districts: Lasbela, Gwadar and Owaran.The bank of Hingol River,mudflats and estuary forms an important habitat for migratory birds. More than 40% of the bird species is related to water habitats.
There are many beaches along 150 km coastline, however turtles visit the beaches and growth nowadays.The River Hingol has been nurturing crocodiles for centuries. The Marsh Crocodile (Crocodylus palustris) occurs over large areas along the Hingol-Nal and some tributaries up to more than 100 km inland.
At least 35 species of mammals, 65 species of amphibians and reptiles and 185 species of birds. Some 250 plant species were recorded in the initial surveys including 7 yet undescribed species in Hingol National Park.
The Mammals in the park include Leopard but the Leopard and Caracal populations are low.Indian Grey Mongoose, Five striped Palm Squirrel, Wild Boar, Cape Hare and Desert Hare, Indian Fox, Bengal Fox and Sand Fox,Golden Jackal, Sindh Ibex, Afghan Urial, Chinkara Gazelle, Honey Badger, Indian Pangolin, Hedgehog (probably more than one species), Indian Crested Porcupine, Jungle Cat, Caracal and Indian Desert Cat, Cairo Spiny mouse, Grey Spiny Mouse, Persian Jird, Indian Desert Jird and Libyian Jird, House Mouse, Roof Rat, and Mouse like Hamster. Wolf (Canis lupus pallipes) and Striped Hyena (Hyaena hyaena) are on the brink of extinction.