Last year’s unusually dry summer and this winter’s unprecedented snowfall, the worst in nearly 50 years, in Ladakh’s Changtang area has claimed over 18,000 pashmina goats, the source of one of the

Over centuries, the Changpas have survived in Ladakh with their flocks of sheep, goats, yaks and horses horses in a delicate balance with nature, forever careful of its scarce resource: pastures. This very system is under strain today, as a variety of reasons have led to the shrinking of Ladakh's pastures.

MUNGLI DEVI Bhansiya Chana, Almora district The six villages of Bhansiya Chana gram sabha in Shereghat, Almora district, Uttaranchal, share the water of river Jaiganga, a tributary of river Saryu.