About this website
          The Birds of Kashmir and Wildlife of Kashmir websites are intended primarily for enthusiasts and researchers as scientifically-accurate resources for the biodiversity of Kashmir. In the long term the intention is to comprehensively document the increasingly endangered wildlife of Kashmir for posterity. Those interested in broader ecological issues related to Kashmir can check out the environment-related K e Y.  Along with the other sites on the Kashmir Network it is part of an excellent collection of resources for anyone interested in the natural history and culture of the Valley.

          I have been approached by several like-minded individuals to form a ecological society - thus the logo says Kashmir Natural History Society [KNHS]. For the time being however, this entire network of Kashmir-related sites is the work of just one individual wishing to make a difference. A huge advantage is that there are neither committees nor official or private sponsorships to restrict the original vision. Comments and constructive criticism are welcome in the Guestbook.

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In his offline life, Dr. Bakshi Jehangir  is a radiologist and healthcare administrator working with the Directorate of Health Services, Kashmir.  Professionally,  Medical Informatics and Telemedicine are his major interests.

He is also a keen naturalist and digital photography enthusiast - both interests having combined to create this website. His bird photographs  feature in international databases like the World Bird Guide, Oriental Bird Images and BirdForum.



  The logo depicts the Hangul or Kashmir Stag, one of the world's most endangered animals. It is the official State Animal of Jammu & Kashmir. Dachigam Wildlife Sanctuary is home to the last viable population of Hangul in the world.

The Hangul is listed as an endangered species in the Red Data Book of the international Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). In India, it is included in the Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972 and Kashmir Wildlife (Protection) Act 1978.


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