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Floral and faunal biodiversity and determination of negative incentives in Shella (Maslakh) Mountains, Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan

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BiBi Aliya, Syed Inamullah, Gull Makai

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J. Bio. Env. Sci.20( 4), 1-10, April 2022


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The objective of this study research was to investigate exact floral and faunal biodiversity in association with habitat status Shella Maslakh Mountains of Balochistan. This study work was carried out in 6 field trips from June 2020 to April 2021. During this research a total of 26 mammalian species were documented belonging to 6 orders and 13 families in the area. Order rodentia with 13, carnivora 4, artiodactyla 3, insectivora 3, lagomorpha 2, and chiroptera 1 species which few species were common while some were rare. Among the reptiles a total 21 species were recorded belonging to 2 orders including squamata 20 and testudines 1 species with 8 families. In amphibians 6 different species were recorded belonged to order anura with 2 families. In bird fauna 3 orders otidiformes, pterocliformes, galliformes with one representative species for each family and order were recorded. In flora a total of 223 specimes with 21 different species were collected with 9 genera’s including Artemisia 4, Haloxylon 2, chryosopogen 2, Chmbopogon 2, Astraguluse 3, Caarghana 1, Stocksia 1, Stocksii 5 and Peteropryrium 1 species representatives with a total of 8 families in which most common species are pterocaulas, microcarp, hermonis, Qaradaghens, brevicayllis, Griffithi, stocksii and maritima, vulgaris, propiedades, dracunnculus were found rare.Finding of this research work suggests that Maslakh Mountain rang has a great potential to run a healthy wildlife. Therefore, it is needed that intensive conservation of wildlife has to be preserved by government agencies for a viable and resources rich ecosystem.


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