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Himalayan Brown Bears Into Kashmir’s Villages

Himalayan Brown Bears Into Kashmir’s Villages:

Reports show that encroachment is pushing Himalayan brown bears into Kashmir’s villages.

  • Himalayan brown bears are found in Northwestern and central Himalaya, including India, Pakistan, Nepal, the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China and Bhutan.
  • Habitat:High altitude open valleys and pastures.
  • Conservation Status:-
    • IUCN Red List- Critically endangered
    • CITES – Appendix I
    • Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act of 1972 – Schedule 1
    • Food:Omnivorous
    • Threat: Human-animal conflict, rapid habitat loss, poaching for fur, claws and organs and, in some rare cases, bear baiting.