||The country's mineral resources
include salt, chromate, coal, gypsum, limestone, manganese, sulfur, clay,
graphite, copper, petroleum, and natural gas.
Vegetation in Pakistan varies
according to elevation. Alpine flora grows higher up the mountain .
Forests of spruce, evergreen oak, cheer pine, and cedar are
found at lower elevations. Forests cover 2.3 percent of Pakistan.
Most of the 29.7 million cu m (1048 million cu ft) of round wood harvested
in 1995 was used as fuel.
Animals found in Pakistan
are the deer, boar, bear, crocodile, and waterfowl. In the freshwater and
saltwater areas, fish of many kinds are found. Marine life includes herring,
mackerel, sharks, and shellfish. Fishing resources, although
underdeveloped, are extensive. In 1995 the catch was 621,695 metric tons,
three quarters of it obtained from the Indian Ocean. Types of fish caught
include sardines, sharks, and anchovies; shrimp are also important.