Tuesday, 4 October, 2022
TopicHuman-animal conflict

Topic: Human-animal conflict

Kuno National Park has space and prey base to house 20-25 cheetahs, says forest officer

The officer expressed confidence in the success of the translocation plan, stating that Madhya Pradesh has perfected the art of wildlife conservation and revival of animal species.

Meat, markets and memory—Asha Thadani’s photos explore India’s relationship with animals

Human-animal equation is a political idea. Man and animal engagement is best perceived and understood through the premise of power, says Thadani.

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

Shandongs are pits used to trap wolves that prey on pashmina goats & stone them to death. Conservationists have worked with local people, monks to turn pits into Buddhist stupas.

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.

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Beneficiaries of the PM-GKAY PDS centre in Odisha | Representational image | ANI

Free grains, fuel tax deferred – Gujarat, HP on its mind, Modi govt puts politics over economy

RBI's rate hike also among decisions announced last week that might pay political dividends in state polls, but could come with commensurate economic costs, say economists.

Defence

The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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