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Handwara: A bear killed ten sheep and injured at least 22 others in Bandi Monabal area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Reports said that the bear entered inside the cowsheds of Mohammad Ismail Barah and killed six sheep on spot and injured 12 others. The wild animal also entered inside the cowshed of Bayia Mohammad Baherwal and killed his at-least four sheep and injured 10 others. Meanwhile, a wildlife official while talking to the Global…

Handwara: At least ten sheep were mauled to death by a black bear on intervening Tuesday night in Audoora village of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Reports said that the beast forced its entry into a cowshed belonging to Ghulam Mohammed Ahanger at Audoora overnight and before people could chase it, the beast mauled at least ten sheep. Pertinent to mention that this is the fourth incident of its type as the area has…

Kulgam: Two persons were injured in a leopard attack in Damhal Hanjipora area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Monday afternoon. An official told the news agency Kashmir News Observer that a leopard attacked and injured two persons identified as Ghulam Mohammad Dar (55) and Javid Ahmad Dar (35) of Damhal Hanjipora village. “The duo was on way to their home from a forest area Balnard when the leopard attacked them separately,” he said. Meanwhile,…

Caught between militarisation of habitat and apathy, as the world community is observing the Wildlife Day, risk of extinction for the Hangul looms large. Passing fingers gently over the pointed and branched antlers, put at a display on the entrance of their grandparent’s home, two siblings Muafiq and Faizan cherish the majesty of the unseen red deer. Septuagenarian Mohammad Yousuf Wani, their grandfather recalls how occasionally, ‘Kashmir’s prized animal’ used to stray close to their…

Pulwama: A leopard was killed by locals after it injured a person in Pathan village of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday. Locals said that a leopard attacked a local, Bilal Ahmad, in Pathan village after which he was shifted to a hospital for treatment. The locals subsequently attacked and killed the leopard in the afternoon, they said. Wildlife Warden Shopian division, Suhail Intesar while confirming the incident said that a leopard has been killed…

Ganderbal: Police arrested two accused persons, Javid Ahmad Malla and Mushtaq Ahmad Malla of Fethapora Ganderbal for “misusing their licensed weapon and causing huge loss to the wet lands in Shallbugh area of District Ganderbal by killing of considerable number of aquatics birds.” The police has started a special drive to act against these hunters and in this regard, FIR 21/ 2021 U/S 51 wild life protection act has been registered at Police Station Ganderbal.…

Srinagar: More than 100 wild boars have been sighted over the year in the north Kashmir’s Baramulla district with wildlife officials receiving complaints from the farmers that they are damaging their crops. Wild boars, or pig, which is not a native species of the valley made a comeback in Kashmir in 2010 after it was wiped out with the end of Dogra rule. For a long time it was believed that the non-native species has…

Anantnag: Without a spiritually-oriented approach to nature conservation and habitat preservation, the human species will continue to put both agricultural land as well as forest land under pressure. Due to human interference, wild animals are forced to leave their homes and roam in residential areas resulting in man-animal conflict. A man from Pahalgam who is working with Wildlife SOS, an international NGO which campaigns against animal abuse, has been taking care of wild animals at…

Team deputed to investigate matter, says Wildlife Warden Shopian Shopian: A leopard was killed by locals after it mauled nine sheep to death in south Kashmir’s Shopian on Tuesday late night. Locals told said that a leopard killed nine sheep belonging to Ghulam Mohammad Mir of Oudur village in Trenz belt of Shopian district. However, the wild animal was later attacked and killed at cowshed, locals said. Wildlife Warden Division Shopian Suhail Intesar while confirming…

The adult male leopard was roaming freely around the colony for the past five days Srinagar: After giving sleepless nights to the residents of Bagh-e-Mehtab colony in Srinagar, an adult male leopard roaming freely around the area for the past five days has been finally rescued on Saturday morning. Panic gripped the area when amateur footage and CCTV clips emerged on social media on December 28, showing the animal scaling walls in the neighbourhood and…