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Diversity, Distribution and Threats to Freshwater Turtles in Mirpur, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan

Diversity, Distribution and Threats to Freshwater Turtles in Mirpur, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan

Anjum Ara1, Usman Ali1, Muhammad Furqan2*, Zulfiqar Ali2
Muhammad Mudassar Shahzad3, Khawaja Basharat Ahmed4
Riaz Aziz Minhas4, Waqar Ahmed2, Zakir Hussain2 and Mian Aman Ullah2

1Department of Zoology, Mirpur University of Science and Technology, Mirpur, AJ and K
2Department of Zoology, University of the Punjab, Quaid-i-Azam Campus, Lahore.
3Department of Zoology, Division of Science and Technology, University of Education, Lahore
4Department of Zoology, University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Muzaffarabad
 
* Corresponding author: furqanzoologist@gmail.com

Fig. 1.

Map of the area showing different study sites in District Mirpur.

Fig. 2.

Comparison of population density of turtles among different study Zones.

Fig. 3.

Turtles observed by respondents in different seasons of the study period.

Fig. 4.

Comparison of the sites where turtles are found frequently in opinion of respondents.

Fig. 5.

Threats faced by turtle species according to local inhabitants.

Fig. 6.

Comparison of different causes of killing of turtle species in the study area.

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

August

Vol. 54, Iss. 4, Pages 1501-2001

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