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
- Threat: Human-animal conflict, rapid habitat loss, poaching for fur, claws and organs and, in some rare cases, bear baiting.