Kashmir’s Red Stag Hangul to get IUCN’s ‘critically endangered’ tag

Known for its giant antlers bearing 11 to 16 points, Hangul has been hunted over centuries and its habitat destroyed, leading to its population in the wild plunging to a mere 150.

THE magnificent Kashmiri Red Stag or Hangul could finally get some protection with the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) all set to declare it a ‘critically endangered’ species.

KASHMIRI HANGUL TO GET  RECLASSIFIED

Known for its giant antlers bearing 11 to 16 points, Kashmiri Red Stag has been hunted over centuries and its habitat destroyed, leading to its population in the wild plunging to a mere 150. Even then, IUCN – the biggest international body assessing threat levels to flora and fauna – categorised it as that of ‘Least Concern’ by clubbing with European and other ‘red deer‘ species of the world.

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