Tag: Baluchistan

Mirani Dam

Mirani dam
Mirani dam

Mirani Dam is a medium-size multi-purpose concrete-faced rock-filled dam located on the Dasht River south of the Central Makran Range in Kech District in Balochistan province of Pakistan. Its 302,000 acre feet (373,000,000 m3) reservoir is fed by the Kech River and the Nihing River. Mirani Dam was completed in July 2006 and it impounded the Dasht River in August 2006.

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Hingol Mud Volcano

Hingol mud volcano are located in Makran District, Balochistan, Pakistan. It is a mud volcano located in Hingol National Park. There are many more throughout the Balochistan coast.

Satellite image of Balochistan Pakistan showing mud volcanoes
Satellite image of Balochistan Pakistan showing mud volcanoes
Hingol Mud volcano
Hingol Mud volcano

These are not located on the main road about a kilometer off the main Coastal Highway leading from Lasbela to Gwadar; the locals may provide guidance to the exact location. A landmark is a SSGC installation. The site is a complex of 3 major mud volcanoes and a number of smaller ones.

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Hingol National park

Hingol National Park is located along the Makran coastal region in southwestern Balochistan Province, in southwestern Pakistan.

Birds species found in Hingol national park
Birds species found in Hingol national park

 

It is within sections of Lasbela District, Gwadar District, and Awaran District. The Gulf of Oman of the Arabian Sea is on the south. Karachi is approximately 190 kilometres (120 mi) to the southeast on the coast.

Mountain formations in Hingol National Park
Mountain formations in Hingol National Park

Hingol National Park contains a variety of topographical features and habitats, varying from arid subtropical forest in the north to arid mountain in the west. Large areas of the park are covered with drift sand and can be classified as coastal semi desert. The park includes the estuary of the Hingol River which supports a significant diversity of bird and fish species.

Amazing mountain plateau at Hingol
Amazing mountain plateau at Hingol National Park

Some 250 plant species were recorded in the initial surveys including 7 yet undescribed species. Many more species are yet to be collected.

Hingol National Park is known to support at least 35 species of mammals, 65 species of amphibians and reptiles and 185 species of birds. The park forms an excellent habitat to wild Sindh Ibex, Afghan Urial and Chinkara Gazelle. Ibex is found in all steep mountain ranges and numerous in the Hinglaj and Rodani Kacho Mountain areas. Total population is estimated over 3000.

Mammals of hingol national park
Mammals of hingol national park
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