Readership: Students and teachers of ornithology, natural history, and biology; ornithologists, conservationists, environmentalists, and budding naturalists; general readers
Asad R. Rahmani, Director, Bombay Natural History Society, M. Zafar-ul Islam, Field biologist, Khursheed Ahmad, Assistant Professor, Centre for Mountain Wildlife Sciences, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Kashmir, Intesar Suhail, Wildlife Warden, Department of Wildlife Protection, Jammu & Kashmir, Pankaj Chandan, Head of the High Altitude Wetlands Conservation Programme, WWF-India, and Ashfaq Ahmed Zarri, IBCN State Coordinator (Jammu)
Asad R. Rahmani is Director, Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) since 1997.
M. Zafar-ul Islam is a field biologist with a deep interest in international wildlife conservation.
Khursheed Ahmad is Assistant Professor, Centre for Mountain Wildlife Sciences, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Kashmir (SKUAST-Kashmir).
Intesar Suhail is Wildlife Warden, Department of Wildlife Protection, Jammu & Kashmir.
Pankaj Chandan is head of the high altitude wetlands conservation programme of WWF-India.
Ashfaq Ahmed Zarri is presently IBCN State Coordinator (Jammu) and Deputy Registrar in BGSB University, Rajouri Jammu & Kashmir.
DESCRIPTION OF THE IMPORTANT BIRD AREAS-Chushul Marshes
Dachigam National Park
Dehra Gali (DKG) Forest
Gulmarg Wildlife Sanctuary
Haigam (Rakh) Wetland Conservation Reserve
Hanle Plains/Marshes Wetland Conservation Reserve
Hemis High Altitude National Park
Hirpora Wildlife Sanctuary
Hokarsar Wetland Conservation Reserve
Kishtwar National Park
Lachipora Wildlife Sanctuary
Limber Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Mirgund Jheel and Reserve
Overa-Aru Wildlife Sanctuary
Ramnagar Wildlife Sanctuary
Shallabugh Conservation Reserve
Tso Kar Basin
Tso Moriri Lake and Adjacent Marshes
Wular Lake and Associated Marshes
Gharana Wetland Reserve
PROPOSED IBAs- Aharbal-Kounsarnag Forests
Kanji Wildlife Sanctuary
Sheshera Reserve Forest
Shikargah Conservation Reserve, Tral