Indus ecoregion is identified amongst the 40 biologically richest ecoregions in the world. It harbors riverine forests along the Indus River, mangrove forests in the coastal areas while desert ecosystems occupy the periphery of the ecoregion.
SizeIndus Ecoregion covers approximately 65 per cent of the province of Sindh and occupies 18 districts of Sindh while a small northwestern part of the ecoregion extends slightly into Balochistan.
Habitat TypeIndus Ecoregion harbors riverine forests along the Indus River, mangrove forests in the coastal areas while desert ecosystems occupy the periphery of the ecoregion
Geographic LocationLocated in a semi-arid environment
The Indus ecoregion is the only ecoregion that lies fully within Pakistan's boundaries, while all other eco-regions are trans-boundary eco-regions.
Local Species:(a). Animals:
Hog deer (Axis porcinus), Desert fox (Vulpes vulpes pussila), Fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinous), Indian Otter (Lutrogale perspicillata), Small Indian Civet (Viverricula indica), Indus dolphin (Platanista minor), Chinkara (Gazella bennettii), Asiatic jackal (Canis aureus), Bengal fox (Vulpes bengalensis), Desert Lynx (Felis Caracal)
Aak (Calotropis procera), Babur (Acacia nilotica), Baid Mushk (Eucalytputs camaldulensis), Ber (zizyphus nummularia), Devi (Prosopis juliflora), Dabh (Desmostrachya bipinnata), Gah (Eragrostis japonica), Jaar (Salvadora oleoides), Kandi