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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Shikargah Re-opened

Opened last week after almost two decades, the road leading to Shikargah that had become a psychological barrier obliterating it, a breathtakingly beautiful tourist...

Peace Dividend

Two decades of armed militancy has given Kashmir’s wildlife an unexpected lease of life by keeping poachers away. Now the artillery falling silent along...

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