Browsing: Forests

Forests
Straining Forests

From once a self sufficient timber producer to a major importer, Kashmir’s forest tale has many chapters written in red.…

Cover Story
The Forest Folklore

Battle against smuggling has made Kashmir literally beg for cheap inter-continental timber that now sustains a huge economy. With scores…

Forests
Burning Indifference?

A fire rages through the forests of Tral for several days, but eye witness accounts and government official statements seem…

Business
Tethwan: A depleting treasure

Kashmir is losing its rich biodiversity to unplanned development, however, a programme by KU’s botany department is helping revive some…

Forests
For a greener pasture

The nomadic Gujjars and Bakerwals have been migrating to greener pastures every year to rear their sheep and cattle. For…

Forests
Wedded to wood

Lolab, literally the waters of love, is one of the most beautiful places in Kashmir inhabited by beautiful, hardworking people…

Forests
Forest Encroachments

Jammu  and Kashmir regions have encroached upon 9482 hectors and 4877.62 hectors of land respectively. Since2005-06, the Forest Ministry has…

Crime
The only job

Almost all the young men of a forest village in Baramulla district indulge in timber smuggling, while the dealers make…

Crime
Denuding Kashmir

Timber smuggling fuelled by a construction boom is causing widespread destruction to the forests in Kashmir in the absence of…

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