Saturday, 22 January, 2022
TopicHuman-animal conflict

Topic: Human-animal conflict

After leopards, tigers & elephants, Uttarakhand to radio-collar wild bears as attacks rise

Officials say the exercise comes amid a rise in human-bear conflicts in the hill state. Forest dept will tag four wild bears to begin with.

Assam village raided by police, state forest dept after fire-wielding mob attacks elephants

Forest officials say 6-7 elephants were injured in the attack in Golaghat. Residents say the animals destroyed paddy fields and accused forest officials of failing to keep herd away.

Army wants elephants relocated from Assam wildlife sanctuary, cites ‘damages of Rs 15 lakh’

The request was made in a letter written on 3 July but has come to light now following an RTI plea by environmental activist Rohit Choudhury. It was addressed to Assam chief secretary.

Jim Corbett — the man known for being both a hunter and champion of tigers

On Jim Corbett’s birth anniversary, a look at how human-wildlife conflict and habitat destruction still threaten existence of tigers, despite conservation efforts.

Work on longest sea link in Mumbai has had little impact on flamingos, say officials

9 months after construction work started, officials say there's no impact on presence of flamingos in mudflats at Sewri. Environmentalists differ.

These rescuers are saving humans and snakes from each other

Armed with stick, bag and first-aid kit, rescuers are catching snakes & releasing them back into the forest.

Human-animal conflict is clear & present danger, and India can’t afford to ignore it

Increasing human and animal population, shrinking forests etc. have made the conflict inevitable. But it’s not as though there are no solutions.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.

Defence

German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach | Twitter: @chiefdeunavy

China ‘not that nice country’, giving money to dictators & killers: German Navy chief in India

Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach later issued a clarification, saying comments were his 'personal view' and not German defence ministry's, and expressing them was a 'mistake'.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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