Fish fauna of Wular Wetland (Ramsar site in Kashmir Himalayas, India)

Onkar Singh BRRAICH, Irshad Ahmad MALIK

Abstract

Wular wetland, a Ramsar Site in Kashmir Himalayas supports rich fishery of native snow trouts and hereby we report the fish fauna of this wetland. Also two exotic species are reported from this site for the first time. This wetland is threatened by point and non- point sources of pollution and also disturbances in the catchment areas with deforestation.

Keywords

Ichthyofauna, Fish diversity, Anthropogenic activities, Threats.

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