Hangul Population Rises in Kashmir

The population of hangul, a species of red deer also known as the Kashmir stag, appears to be recovering in the troubled Himalayan region. Population numbers had plummeted over the last twenty years due to hunting and habitat destruction from the violence. When fighting first broke out in Kashmir, around 900 deer were estimated to live in the region. A census now estimates population numbers at between 201 and 234, up from 117 to 180 last year. The census also shows improvement in the female-fawn ratio. The rebound is due to declining violence as well as conservation strategies. See the full story in The Times of India.


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