Chashma and Taunsa Barrage Dolphin Sanctuary
Chashma and Taunsa Barrage Dolphin Sanctuary is located in Mianwali District, Punjab, Pakistan. The sanctuary was established in 1972. It is home to the Indus River Dolphin, whose population has significantly increased since the 1970s.
Other mammals present in the sanctuary include wild boar, hog deer, jackal, and smooth-coated otter. The area’s fish fauna is diverse and includes species such as Gadusa chapra, Notopterus notopterus, and Cirrhinus mrigala.
Other aquatic faunas found in the sanctuary include Hirudinaria sp., Palaemon dayanus, and Trionyx gangeticus. Visitors to the sanctuary can learn about the history and importance of the Indus River Dolphin and enjoy the diverse range of wildlife present in the area.