Conservation

Hunting out

Print edition : November 15, 2013

A bull takin with a female and a kid. Photo: Tiger Sangay

The misty, snow-bound takin habitat in the Mishmi Hills. Photo: A.J.T. JOHNSINGH

A female cow with her calf on the banks of the Siang river. Photo: RITU RAJ KONWAR

A mother with her young. The golden coloured calf looks like that of a gaur (Indian bison). Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh

The Lohit river in Mishmi Land. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh

Erianthus logisetosus. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh

Rupus calycinus in the open patches in the forest. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh

Thurbergia coccinea, an ornamental species, seen in the Lohit landscape. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh

Luculia gratissima in bloom. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh

Polygonum sphaerocephalum with black seeds. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh

Hydrangia heteromalla, commonly found on the way to the Mayodia pass. Photo: A.J.T. JOHNSINGH

Terminalia myriocarpa with its attractive pinkish-red flowers. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh

Polygonum capitum, another captivating species growing in open areas. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh

Oxyspora paniculata with its deeply veined leaves. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh

A takin trying to protect its kid from a dhole. Photo: DHRITIMAN MUKHERJEE

A Bhutan takin family. In the higher altitudes, the takin is an important prey of the tiger. Photo: Nature Conservation Division, Thimphu

A mithun bull in the Mishmi Hills. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh

The serow is another species that is heavily hunted in Mishmi Hills. Photo: Dhritiman Mukherjee

Ornage orchards are promoted to wean people away from shifting cultivation. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh

In a fish market at Roing. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh

A Mishmi girl selling oranges in Roing. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh

Mishmi dancers. Dibang Valley district is home to the Mishmis. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

The well-wooded Mishmi Hills, the takin habitat in Arunachal Pradesh which has already lost its large mammals to poaching, is facing uncontrolled hunting.
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