Jammu and Kashmir

In Jammu and Kashmir, WWF is making these efforts to save high altitude lakes:


  • Scattered camping near the lake is not allowed and proper camping sites have been designated
  • The Tsomoriri Conservation Trust has been established by the local community of Korzok with the help of WWF-India, with the aim of adopting sustained conservation measures for the protection of this invaluable wetland
  • Various education and awareness programmes with a special focus on high altitude wetlands are being run
  • Regular scientific monitoring of the wetland is being done by the field staff
  • Scattered camping around the lake is not allowed. With some help from the department of Wildlife Protection, a designated camping site near the village has been identified and camping is allowed at this site only
  • Community based tourism activities in the form of home stays and the Women Parachute Café have been initiated
  • Avifaunal census is being carried out by the field staff in Ladakh and Rajouri
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Cleaning Ladakh of trash
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Wildlife Week being celebrated in a school in Ladakh
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Pir Panjal Wetland Complex

  • Regular surveys are being conducted to collect the baseline information on various wetlands
  • Various education and awareness activities are being conducted for the nomads in the region, as well as, in local educational institutions
  • Resource material about the wetlands is being prepared for various target groups
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Reaching out to other stakeholders
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