Turning deathtraps into shrines, how Ladakh’s pashmina goatherds learnt to live with wolves: The Print

(The article first appeared on April 17 in The Print.)

  • The journey of pashmina — the fine, luxurious wool — cherished all over the world, starts in the cold deserts of Ladakh, where families of shepherds and goatherds raise a breed of goat called Changthangi or Changra through the harsh winters, hoping to harvest the soft cashmere in spring. Co-existing for centuries in the same landscape is Canis lupus, the Himalayan grey wolf that preys on the domesticated pashmina goats…

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