Markhoors On Border

A vast area straddling the Line of Control is home to various wildlife species. Tahir Bhat and Sheikh Mustafa report about Lachipora Sanctuary that lacks a record of any conflict between humans and wildlife It is a wildlife reserve...

Bear Battles

As the conflict between the wildlife and the human beings is getting frequent at huge costs, nobody is looking at the personnel of the Wildlife department who lack the training and the protective gear...

Predator’s Return

Concretization of the Valley’s plains does not prevent the wild from descending down the peaks. Umar Mukhtar reports a literal butchery by a possible leopard in a village far away from the forest Eight-year-old Mohammad...

Dumping Sar

Home to over three lakh migratory birds Hokersar is fast turning into Srinagar’s dump-yard. After September floods 31000 shoes were retrieved from the famed wetland. Shakir Mir visits Kashmir’s famed bird guest house to...

My Friend Bakk

The story of Ilyas Najeeb is one out of the jungle book. He nursed an injured leopard cub for eighteen months at his house till they became best friends.  Aakash Hassan tells his story...

SOS Wildlife

She is one daredevil of sorts when it comes to rescuing animals from human brutality and setting them free in the wild.  Shakir Mir reports her adventurous life  She scales a 20-meter high Chinar tree...

Oh, Roos-Ket

Threatened by human invasion of their natural habitats, Musk deer or Roos is struggling to survive the onslaught. Shakir Mir reports how poachers hunt this animal for its prized musk sac (Musk Deer. Photo: Intesar Suhail) On...

Caged and Voiceless

The vast open sky and scenic flights make Kashmir heaven for any living beings. But not for all. Shakir Mir tracks the journey of helpless caged birds that are up for sale   Shabir (name-changed) is...

Long Live The Fossil

Interventions in conserving the near extinct double humped camel in remote Ladakh have helped the animal increase its population but trickling of funds is proving a stumbling block, reports R S Gull Double humped Yarkandi...

Inside Dachigam: A Photo Feature

With snow draping the upper reaches of the valley white, hilly creatures have started moving toward lower reaches. In Dachigam National Park, the lower terrain is dotted with otherwise spotless fauna. Bilal Bahadur lenses...

Migratory Birds: A Photo Feature

Hokersar and other wetlands of Kashmir look effervescent at the moment in the company of over 12 lakh migratory birds. As the temperature dips in October every year, birds from Central Asia, Eastern Europe...

The Jungle Lover

When the boys of his age were playing with toys, Nazir Malik was observing the behaviour of birds that were fed by his mother at their Srinagar house. Now 50, Malik, an internationally recognized...

Fading Glory

With its reddish-brown coat and spiraled curved horns, the Markhor is quite unforgettable. But as Javaid Naikoo reports, the animal might be out of sight much sooner than experts fear. The majestic, large wild Himalayan goat...

Deadly Forays

Precious lives are lost every year to wild animals foraying into human habitations, however, the government seems to be doing little to avert such situations or reaching out to these victims with relief. Junaid...

Wetland Versus Sports Field

A concerned citizen and a passionate lover of his immediate environment has stood up to powerful politicians and vested interests to protect a wetland that may soon become a playfield for school children. Abdul...

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