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Haleji

General Information

Description
Country Pakistan
Latitude 24° 46' 59" (24.7833)
Longitude 67° 46' 0" (67.7667)
State

Physical Characteristics

Description
Depth Mean depth: 1.5 m
Maximum depth: 6.0 m
Type Fresh
Permanent
Reservoir

Socio-Political

Economic Value The reservoir supplies the city of Karachi with water.
Major Cities

Watershed Management

Description Haleji Lake was first protected as a Game Sanctuary and later declared a Wildlife Sanctuary, (Sindh Wildlife Protection Ordinance).
Watershed Action Plan Developed
Issues
Other Issues Watershed habitat alteration
Monitoring

Biodiversity Conservation

Description Haleji Lake was first protected in 1971 as a Game Sanctuary, and in 1977, it was declared a Wildlife Sanctuary under the Sindh Wildlife Protection Ordinance.
Designations LakeNet Biodiversity Priority
Ramsar Site
Ramsar Site Name Haleji Lake
Ramsar Designations 1, 3, 5
Species of Concern

Documents

Resources

Biodiversity Conservation of the World's Lakes: A Preliminary Framework for Identifying Priorities
Haleji Lake Ramsar Fact Sheet
Pakistan Water Gateway

Additional Data Sources

Duker, L. and L. Borre. 2001. Biodiversity conservation of the world's lakes: a preliminary framework for identifying priorities. LakeNet Report Series Number 2. Annapolis, Maryland USA.

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