The Rise & Rise of Human-Wildlife Conflict

Crop damage caused by animals is of understandable concern to farmers. What they don’t, or can’t, sometimes sympathize with is the extent to which human population has depleted the food source for wildlife, leaving them with nothing at all if they don’t raid the nearby fields. Environment Trust suggests physical barriers to protect wildlife and people from each other in the Northeast (Read more: http://bit.ly/2mkLGEV) Meanwhile the wildlife attacks from a neighbouring wildlife sanctuary in Odisha are blatantly being ignored by the government; the latest to come to limelight are the #GiantRefugeesAnthgarh, Odisha http://bit.ly/2mhTCVwhttp://bit.ly/2mA9FAe and http://bit.ly/2lX7LpA.  Panthers and leopards, desperate for habitat as India’s human population skyrockets, have been forced from their habitats into human-populated areas in search of food. Not only is land which the big cats need developed for residential use, but with widespread grass poaching throughout India, natural food for big cats such as ground nested eggs, rodents and birds are being continuously depleted. Know more: http://bit.ly/2lX4G8Q
FIAPO knows that if there’s not enough forest and grassland because of growing human presence and exploitation of land, the future of wildlife is grim whether there are barriers or not. What choice do they have? Incidentally, the country celebrated World Wildlife Day by destroying poaching trophies at Delhi Zoo Hide of tigers and other products from wildlife so that people understand that after the court has passed its judgment and that such items are not a token of merit but of disgrace. See- http://bit.ly/2mkOTE9

Date : 07 Mar 2017