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Hangul census to start in J&K tomorrow

Dachigam National Park to remain shut till Mar 30

March 22, 2021 | Ayaan Wani

The Jammu and Kashmir administration will conduct census of the endangered Hangul or Cervus canadensis hanglu from Tuesday, official said.

According to a wildlife department official, the census exercise is carried out from March 23 to know the exact number of the critically endangered animal in the valley.
“We have decided to shut Dachigam National Park from March 22 to 30 to ensure smooth conduct of the census operation,” the official said.
Dachigam National Park is considered the home of the Hangul and a majority of the endangered species is found here, although they are also found in other forested areas of Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.
A subspecies of elk native to Kashmir, it is found in dense riverine forests in the high valleys and mountains of the Kashmir Valley and northern Chamba district in Himachal Pradesh, according to Wikipedia.
“The department of wildlife protection is going to conduct Hangul Population Estimation 2021 in and around Dachigam National Park from March 23 to 29,” an order issued by Wildlife Warden, Central Division, Srinagar, said.
“To ensure smooth conduct without any disturbance of the Hangul Population Estimation, Dachigam National Park shall remain closed from March 22 to March 30,” it said.
Hangul, the state animal of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, is found in the forest ridges of the Dachigam Wildlife Sanctuary, the majestic animal is known for its reddish coat and two antlers.
The official said the last Hangul census was conducted in 2019 when J&K was a state, revealing that the population was 237 in 2019, a jump from the 2017 census.
The animal is very shy and elusive, making it very hard to spot for the census workers. In 2017, scientists were able to fix a gadget collar on the critically endangered animal to understand their behavior.
The census reports available with the department show the annual hangul counting started since 2004 using scientific methods which estimates the population at 197 in 2004, 153 in 2006, 127 in 2008, 175 in 2009, 218 in 2011, 186 in 2015, and 197 in 2017.

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Hangul census to start in J&K tomorrow

Dachigam National Park to remain shut till Mar 30

March 22, 2021 | Ayaan Wani

The Jammu and Kashmir administration will conduct census of the endangered Hangul or Cervus canadensis hanglu from Tuesday, official said.

According to a wildlife department official, the census exercise is carried out from March 23 to know the exact number of the critically endangered animal in the valley.
“We have decided to shut Dachigam National Park from March 22 to 30 to ensure smooth conduct of the census operation,” the official said.
Dachigam National Park is considered the home of the Hangul and a majority of the endangered species is found here, although they are also found in other forested areas of Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.
A subspecies of elk native to Kashmir, it is found in dense riverine forests in the high valleys and mountains of the Kashmir Valley and northern Chamba district in Himachal Pradesh, according to Wikipedia.
“The department of wildlife protection is going to conduct Hangul Population Estimation 2021 in and around Dachigam National Park from March 23 to 29,” an order issued by Wildlife Warden, Central Division, Srinagar, said.
“To ensure smooth conduct without any disturbance of the Hangul Population Estimation, Dachigam National Park shall remain closed from March 22 to March 30,” it said.
Hangul, the state animal of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, is found in the forest ridges of the Dachigam Wildlife Sanctuary, the majestic animal is known for its reddish coat and two antlers.
The official said the last Hangul census was conducted in 2019 when J&K was a state, revealing that the population was 237 in 2019, a jump from the 2017 census.
The animal is very shy and elusive, making it very hard to spot for the census workers. In 2017, scientists were able to fix a gadget collar on the critically endangered animal to understand their behavior.
The census reports available with the department show the annual hangul counting started since 2004 using scientific methods which estimates the population at 197 in 2004, 153 in 2006, 127 in 2008, 175 in 2009, 218 in 2011, 186 in 2015, and 197 in 2017.


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