Pakistan, JAMSHORO; Due to a blanket ban on hunting and protection offered by local communities, the population of the Turkman wild goat, also known as Sindh ibex, has increased significantly in Pakistan over the last decade.
The wild goat, which is unique to southwest Pakistan and also found in southeast Iran, is still listed as endangered, although its population has increased from less than 2,000 to 20,000 in the last four decades.
The Kirthar mountain range in southern Sindh and southwestern Balochistan, as well as the adjacent Makran range, are its natural habitats.
According to wildlife officials, the previous ten years have been critical in terms of increasing the population of Sindh’s national animal, the wild goat.
“Over 10,000 animals have been introduced to the population of Sindh ibex (at Kirthar National Park) in the last ten years,” Wali Mohammad Birahmani, a Kirthar National Park conservator, told Anadolu Agency. The park officials were given the duty of increasing the wild goat population in 1978 when there were about 2,000 of them. Hingol National Park in Balochistan, which is home to around 3,500, is the animal’s second-largest habitat.