Woman injured in bear attack in Baramulla

Baramulla: A middle-aged woman was attacked and injured by a black bear in Kandi area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday. Family sources said that Raja Begam, wife of Gulam Nabi Sofi, resident of Kandi Nowgam was working at her orchards when a black bear attacked her. The injured was shifted to nearby hospital […]

Man injured in bear attack in Handwara

Man injured in bear attack in Handwara

Handwara: A middle-aged man was injured in a bear attack in north Kashmir’s Handwara on Saturday. Local sources said that Ghulam Ahmed Bhat, son of Abdul Wahab Bhat, resident of Shahnagri Mawer was working in his fields on Saturday morning when he was attacked by a black bear. He was injured in the attack and […]

Bear tumbles off cliff after stoned by people in Drass

Bear tumbles off cliff after stoned by people in Drass

Srinagar: A shocking video has gone viral on social media showing a brown bear tumbling into a stream from a steep mountain ridge after being stoned by people in Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir, prompting authorities to launch an operation to trace the animal. The eight-second video — shared on Twitter by former director […]

Yellow throated martin found in Kupwara village

Yellow throated martin found in Kupwara village

Kupwara: A yellow throated martin was found in a Kupwara village on Saturday by locals and handed over to wildlife officials. Officials and local residents said that a yellow throated martin was found by the people in Awoora village of Kupwara on Saturday. A number of people rushed to the spot and clicked pictures of […]

Man Animal Conflict

Man Animal Conflict

Increasingly, we are confronted by news of wild animals foraying and foraging into populated areas wherein the animals are either killed or injured or, at times, there are instances of civilian injuries. This trend goes under the overall rubric of man animal conflict and is as alarming as can be. First, the reasons for this […]

350 cases of man-animal conflicts in Shopian division this year

350 cases of man-animal conflicts in Shopian division this year

SHOPIAN: Some 350 instances of man-animal conflict have been reported this year (March 2018- March 2019) from southern Kashmir’s Shopian wildlife division this year, which includes Pulwama district as well. Two deaths and 20 injuries have been reported during the same period. At least 17 leopards have been captured by wildlife officials from human habitations […]

Two leopards caught in Budgam village

Two leopards caught in Budgam village

Budgam: Two leopards were caught alive in Chewdara village in Beerwah tehsil of Budgam district Wednesday by Wildlife department with the help of local youth, while as a youth was injured by one of the leopards. Ishfaq Ahmad Sheikh received minor injuries when the leopard attacked him, as officials and local youth were trying to […]

Woman injured in bear attack in Handwara

Woman injured in bear attack in Handwara

Handwara: A young woman was injured by a wild bear in Handwara area of north Kashmir on Wednesday. Sources said that Jabeena Bano, 21, daughter of Mam Din, a resident of Malikpora Handwara was grazing her cattle in nearby forests on Wednesday, when a black bear appeared in the area and attacked her. The bear […]

Man injured in leopard attack in Budgam

Man injured in leopard attack in Budgam

BUDGAM: A man was injured in a leopard attack at Madbal village in central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Sunday. Sources said that a leopard who had delivered two cubs in dried grass on a cowshed attacked a man who mistook them as cats. The man has been identified as Shameem Ahmad Bhat and has been […]

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