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Poaching in the Mishmi Hills

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The well-wooded Mishmi Hills, the takin habitat in Arunachal Pradesh which has already lost its large mammals to poaching, is facing uncontrolled hunting.
A bull takin with a female and a kid.
A bull takin with a female and a kid.Photo: Tiger Sangay
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The misty, snow-bound takin habitat in the Mishmi Hills.
The misty, snow-bound takin habitat in the Mishmi Hills.Photo: A.J.T. JOHNSINGH
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A female cow with her calf on the banks of the Siang river.
A female cow with her calf on the banks of the Siang river.Photo: RITU RAJ KONWAR
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A mother with her young. The golden coloured calf looks like that of a gaur (Indian bison).
A mother with her young. The golden coloured calf looks like that of a gaur (Indian bison).Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
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The Lohit river in Mishmi Land.
The Lohit river in Mishmi Land.Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
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Erianthus logisetosus.
Erianthus logisetosus.Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
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Rupus calycinus in the open patches in the forest.
Rupus calycinus in the open patches in the forest.Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
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Thurbergia coccinea, an ornamental species, seen in the Lohit landscape.
Thurbergia coccinea, an ornamental species, seen in the Lohit landscape.Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
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Luculia gratissima in bloom.
Luculia gratissima in bloom.Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
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Polygonum sphaerocephalum with black seeds.
Polygonum sphaerocephalum with black seeds.Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
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Hydrangia heteromalla, commonly found on the way to the Mayodia pass.
Hydrangia heteromalla, commonly found on the way to the Mayodia pass.Photo: A.J.T. JOHNSINGH
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Terminalia myriocarpa with its attractive pinkish-red flowers.
Terminalia myriocarpa with its attractive pinkish-red flowers.Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
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Polygonum capitum, another captivating species growing in open areas.
Polygonum capitum, another captivating species growing in open areas.Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
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Oxyspora paniculata with its deeply veined leaves.
Oxyspora paniculata with its deeply veined leaves.Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
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A takin trying to protect its kid from a dhole.
A takin trying to protect its kid from a dhole.Photo: DHRITIMAN MUKHERJEE
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A Bhutan takin family. In the higher altitudes, the takin is an important prey of the tiger.
A Bhutan takin family. In the higher altitudes, the takin is an important prey of the tiger.Photo: Nature Conservation Division, Thimphu
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A mithun bull in the Mishmi Hills.
A mithun bull in the Mishmi Hills.Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
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The serow is another species that is heavily hunted in Mishmi Hills.
The serow is another species that is heavily hunted in Mishmi Hills.Photo: Dhritiman Mukherjee
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Ornage orchards are promoted to wean people away from shifting cultivation.
Ornage orchards are promoted to wean people away from shifting cultivation.Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
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In a fish market at Roing.
In a fish market at Roing.Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
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A Mishmi girl selling oranges in Roing.
A Mishmi girl selling oranges in Roing.Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
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Mishmi dancers. Dibang Valley district is home to the Mishmis.
Mishmi dancers. Dibang Valley district is home to the Mishmis.Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES
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