A monthly focus on one of the many national parks and wildlife sanctuaries of India. In the northernmost Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, lies the Dachigam National Park, the only remainingRead More…
Just days after the Supreme Court banned tiger tourism in all core areas of tiger reserves, the Jammu & Kashmir government too has taken a strict stance to conserve the Kashmir Stag by banning tourism inside the Dachigam Wildlife Sanctuary.
Dachigam National Park in Jammu & Kashmir is one of the highest altitude protected regions of India. The officials here have begun radio collaring the leopards in the area so as to gather more information on their movement and assess their feeding habits. A crucial habitat of the endangered Hangul, forest officers believe this will also help know how the predator’s needs are affecting the threatened stag’s population.
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Hangul or the Red Stag is the state animal of Jammu and Kashmir. It is an endangered animal and in order to provide more protection to the animal the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI), an infantry regiment of the Indian Army has joined hands with the state forest department and started the ‘Save Hangul Campaign’
The Union ministry of environment and forest announced last week that 17 species of animals and birds that are listed as endangered are being considered for recovery from the ‘Endangered species list’ of the Red Book of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The list includes Asiatic Lions whose population is visibly increasing and other species like the Indian bustards and snow leopards that are known to be struggling to survive.
The Hangul or the Kashmir Stag are a critically endangered species. The latest census carried out in the Dachigam National Park, however have shown an encouraging trend in Hangul population with approximately 38 percent rise.