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Baramulla: For the second time in less than a month now, several crows were sighted dead in at least three villages in Uri, leaving the locals speculative about possible bird flu outbreak in this frontier town of north-Kashmir’s Baramulla district. According to locals, dead crows were sighted dead in villages including Garkote, Nambla and Gohallan, triggering a panic among the local populace. The sighting of dead feathered creatures under mysterious circumstances has prompted local residents…

Srinagar: With reports of bird flu in different states of India, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has alerted itself to a potential outbreak. Amid the pandemic, there have been reports of bird deaths in large numbers, including several migratory birds in Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Kerala. Although, the exact reasons for the deaths are being ascertained, preliminary reports indicate that it is a case of Avian Influenza virus. “Considering this grave situation, the…

Recently, viral pictures of blood stained whooper Swans generated hue and cry among netizens and nature lovers who were angry that after flying thousands of kilometres from their natural habitats, the birds arrived in Kashmir, only to be shot. Killed on the very first day of arrival, a new species to visit Kashmir, among the many winged visitors, the whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus) met a tragic end at the hands of the poachers in the…

Pampore: Police on Thursday said that it arrested a man for poaching migratory birds from Pampore area of Pulwama district in south Kashmir. In a statement, police said that Police Station Pampore received a complaint regarding the poaching of migratory birds in Pampore’s Meej area. Upon this information, police forces along with Wildlife authorities arrested one person identified as Ghulam Haider, a resident of Balhama Panthachowk. In this regard, police said a case vide FIR…

Srinagar: As the season for the migration of birds from the north arrives, huge chunks of Kashmir’s Hokersar wetland have turned dry. Just eight kilometres away from the heart of Srinagar city, the wetland has gone unnoticed since the 2014 floods, and is now close to devastation. According to data from the government, the active area of Hokersar has shrunk from 14 square kilometres to less than 6 square kilometres in the past few decades.…