Human-tiger conflict

Human-tiger conflict assessment panel report stresses on capacity building

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THE 11-member technical study group for human-tiger conflict assessment committee for Chandrapur submitted its report to Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife) on Monday in Nagpur. Taking cognisance of the rising human-tiger conflict in Chandrapur, the Maharashtra Government had set up the committee in last October to assess the options for reduction in conflict.

According to sources, “The report has emphasised on three major aspects that is public awareness, coexistence and capacity building which is the need of the hour to reduce the man-animal conflict.” “Since Chandrapur has the highest number of tigers in the State, the number of conflict cases has increased. As directed by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, this committee assessed other aspects also such as suspected problem areas, views and suggestions from locals, previous cases etc,” source added. Chandrapur Chief Conservator of Forests N R Praveen, who is heading the committee, submitted the report to PCCF on Monday.

The full article was published by The Hitavada on March 4, 2021.