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Bird of Prey
12-14-2006, 11:37 PM
Insurgency benefits Kashmir wildlife

By Binoo Joshi
BBC News, Jammu
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The wildlife population in Indian-administered Kashmir has undergone a "manifold" increase as a result of the separatist militancy that first broke out there in the late 1980s.

The Chief Wildlife Warden for Jammu and Kashmir, Naseer Ahmad Kitchloo says the average increase in population of indigenous animals and birds specific to the area is 20-60%.

The reasons, he says, are simple.

"The government asked the locals to deposit their arms with their respective police station when militancy started," he said.
"This was done to prevent the misuse of weapons and identify illegal ones. It meant that local hunters thus had no weapons."
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And there is another, more important reason behind the dramatic increase in wildlife, the chief wildlife warden says.

"No one dares to venture deep into the forests these days," he said, "for fear of being caught in exchanges between militants and the security forces". As a result, "poaching of wildlife has almost halted for all these years", he said. . . . .http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/6169969.stm

dclary
12-14-2006, 11:42 PM
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Bird of Prey
12-15-2006, 01:08 AM
THAT'S how we need to market this badboy!


America: Doing its best to repopulate Eden since 2002.

LOL! It's an ill wind that blows no good, Dc.