Arunachal Pradesh

Forests under threat

Firewood consumption is so high in Arunachal Pradesh that the existing forests cannot withstand such pressures for long. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
A view of the mountainous Pakkke Tiger Reserve in East Kameng district. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
Along with paddy cultivation, growing fish is common in Arunachal Pradesh. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
The Kameng river, which forms the western boundary of the Pakke Tiger Reserve, used to be a stronghold of the golden mahseer. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
People store enormous quantities of firewood to survive the winter. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
Pema Wange and his mother use Biolite's HomeStove to cook food in their home at Thembang in West Kameng district, situated at an altitude of 2,895.6 metres. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
Landslides, a problem associated with road construction in the Himalaya. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
A domestic yak. Photo: A.J.T.Johnsingh.
Black-necked cranes in the biodiversity-rich Pangchen valley in Zemithang in Tawang district. Photo: Digen Dorji, WWF-India
The arboreal red panda, the State animal of Sikkim, gets killed by free-ranghing dogs when it moves from one patch of forest to another. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
Arunachal macaque (Macaca munzala), a new species of primate discovered by the Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysuru. Photo: M.D. Madhusudan
Rhododendron wallichii. Photo: A.J.T.Johnsingh.
Rhododendron papillatum.
Rhododendron glaucophyllum. Photo: A.J.T.Johnsingh.
Rhododendron companulatum. Photo: A.J.T.Johnsingh.
Rhododendron arboreum. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
Rhododendron falconeri has leathery leaves. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
Rhododendron maddenii found in the mid elevation. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
Primula stuartii. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
Rhododendron edgeworthii, named by Joseph Hooker after M.P. Edgeworth of the Bengal Civil Service. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
Rhododendron campylocarpum. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
Tomato cultivation using heavy pesticides and fertilizers is causing enormous damage to the aquatic life in the hill districts. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
Primula calderana. This is another flowering plant species that adds splendour to the hills. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
During the rains, Arunachal Pradesh becomes a land of magnificent waterfalls. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
At a memorial to Jaswant Singh, the Indian Army soldier who fought against the Chinese in the 1962 Battle of Nuranang. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
A statue of Guru Padmasambhava in Lumpo village, Zemithang valley. Photo: A.J.T. Johnsingh
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