Plastic in Ladakh

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Ladakh, the trans-himalayan region of Jammu and Kashmir and home to faunal diversity rarely found elsewhere in the country, is fast becoming a viable destination for various classes of tourism. Ever since the opening up of some areas close to the LoC as well as the elimination of the need for an Inner Line Permit in several of the areas to Indians and, to some extent, international tourists, the inflow of tourists to the region has increased from 527 in … Read More

Pale Weasel, Palam Bridge, Leh, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir

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The Pale or Mountain Weasel (Mustela altaica) is a high-altitude carnivore which has a short muzzle, long flattened skull, a slim body and short legs. These weasels eat small mammals, birds, lizards, and occasionally insects and berries.

This species is found in the mountains of Asia, from Russian Central Asia to Korea to northern India.

This species is listed as Near Threatened because its population is in significant decline due to habitat loss because of over-grazing by livestock through most … Read More