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A Reason To Be Hopeful – Rare Endangered Kashmir Deer Number Up Slightly.

In Environment, India, People Making A Difference on June 8, 2009 at 10:22 am

VIA BBC: Not yet a reason to cheer, but definitely be hopeful. From thousands of Hangul deer some 60 years ago, there are now about 175 of this endangered deer at last count in March – up slightly. Scientist Khursheed Ahmed recently finished a seven-year study of the hangul. He says that the survival of the animal depends more on political will than anything else. “Without that will and the efforts of the local community, the hangul may become extinct in the next five or six years,” he warns.

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