Kashmir’S Red Stag is Critically Endangered (IUNC) (Download PDF)

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IUNC (International Union for Conservation of Nature) declared the Kashmiri Red Stag as a critically endangered species. Kashmiri Red Stag is also known as Hangul.  These calls for further protection of Kashmiri Red Stag to check its quickly declining population.

Image of Kashmir’s Red Stag

Image of Kashmir’s Red Stag

Image of Kashmir’s Red Stag

About Kashmiri Red Stag

  • Category of elk native to India earlier, believed to be a category of red deer.
  • Instead of tail, it has a light rump patch with brown colored coat and a speckling to the hairs.
  • Population was only 3000 to 5000 as per Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS-1940).
  • Now only 150 of them survive in Dachigam National Park located on foothills of Zabarwan range on the outskirts of Srinagar, J&K.
  • Kashmir Stag is found in dense riverine forests in the high valleys and mountains of Kashmir Valley and northern Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh.

Protection Status:

  • Listed under:

    • Schedule-I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972
    • J&K Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1978
  • Listed among the top 15 of high conservation priority by the Central Government.

 Reasons for Decline in Population

There are mainly three reasons:

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Image of Reasons for Decline

Image of Reasons for Decline

About International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

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Logo of International Union for Conservation of Nature

Logo of International Union for Conservation of Nature

  • IUCN is working in the field of nature protection and conservation of natural resources.
  • World’s oldest and largest global environmental organisation.
  • Leading non-governmental authority on the environment and sustainable development.
  • Voluntary membership of above 1200 governmental and non-governmental organizations.
  • IUCN also involved in:

    • Data collecting and analysis
    • Research
    • Field projects
    • Lobbying
    • Advocacy
    • Education
  • Compiles and publishes the IUCN Red List and evaluates the conservation status of species worldwide.
  • Founded: October 1948
  • Headquarter: Geneva, Switzerland.

- Published/Last Modified on: October 21, 2016

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