SRINAGAR: In anticipation of this world wildlife day, the UT administration has already got a new bird- Fly Catcher to represent the UT.
But there are many other species that are either threatened or getting very rear. These including the Kashmir stag, the Hangul that has been witnessed a rise and fall in its population for a very long time.
Kashmir has been rich in flora and fauna but the biotic interventions and the lop-sided policy interventions have somehow impacted the balance. As the man has gone too deep into the forests, the wildlife is reacting and getting into the habitations. It has created a long and unending battle for survival between the human and the wild species.
Kashmir’s wildlife story is getting beyond the survival of the fittest regime. Over the years as the range of the wildlife was restricted by the political situation, for survival the wildlife is seeking new areas.
Abnormality in the species balancing can have an impact on the food chain. But the situation is not alarming. A series of positive interventions can help save the situation, experts say.