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Ecology

This section is a window to the happenings and challenges that Jammu and Kashmir’s fragile ecology faces. It tackles water bodies, forests, flora and fauna, wild life, weather and impact of developmental activities on mother nature.

The Mughal Road Markhor

Like Hangul, Kashmir is the home to Markhor, a near-threatened species. Officially they exist in the protected areas at Hirpora (Shopian) and Kazinag. The...

Srinagar’s Shrinking Green Space

A tourist hub and home to nearly 2.5 million people, Srinagar is breathing pollution and lacks adequate green space to repair its lungs, Raashid...

Ravaged Rivers

The unchecked riverbed mining is ruining Kashmir’s rivers, impacting fish and agriculture but the government is yet to intervene to put brakes on it,...

Chatlam’s Identity Crisis

Despite being distinct from almost every other wetland across Kashmir, Chatlam is off the radar. Host population believes that it can emerge as a...

Introspecting The Deluge

As Kashmir was inches away from a flood in early July, the National Institute of Disaster Management came with its report about the debilitating...

Radiation Scare

As otherwise abundant bird species get rare in the cities, experts hold electromagnetic radiation responsible for the mess. The faster communication technologies will add...

Preserving Natural Heritage

With 60000 specimens, the 51-year-old Kashmir University Herbarium (KASH) is the only address for studying the diverse plant basket of Kashmir, Jammu and Ladakh....

O’ Pir Panchal

After remaining invincible and impregnable for centuries, the mighty Pir Panchal is witnessing enormous developmental activity for a new expressway, a challenging railway line...

A Lake Exploration

A cultural anthropologist gives time to Kashmir’s famed Dal Lake and generates an impressive piece of literature, writes Insha Shirazi Michael J Casimir's The Cultural...

Sher Bagh, Anantnag

Once upon a time, the garden was an address for peak summer bathing, swimming and prayers. Now, Sher Bagh is a place for a...

The Baba Demb Dump

Neglected by the government and society, the erstwhile transportation pivot of the city, the Baba Demb lagoon has emerged as a new nuisance for...

A Carry Bag

The devastation to Kashmir’s fragile eco-system can reduce hugely if there is an alternative to the abundant plastic carry-bag, reports Insha Shirazi People hawking Kashmir...

‘Western Disturbances Run Riot with Kashmir’

Predicting a serious crisis in the near future, VC IUST, Prof Shakil Ahmad Romshoo, an earth scientist, tells Humaira Nabi that a huge surge...

Fading Snowlines

With Western Disturbances moving all the greenhouse gases from the Atlantic to the Pir Panchal peaks, Kashmir is gradually emerging as a collateral victim...

The Amarnath Flood

Reviving memories of the 1996 tragedy, the flash flood – the third since 2015, near the cave shrine of Amarnath killed 15 pilgrims and...