“Thirty per cent of the wildlife including tigers and elephants live in the protected areas i.e. park and sanctuaries while 70 per cent live outside the protected areas. The wildlife is killed in the protected areas while outside the protected areas wildlife kills the human beings.
“Sometimes wild animals such as leopards attack children even in homes. Such cases are rising in India. The Forest Department and the government will never be able to stop them until and unless they bring a new national forest policy,” says Avadhesh Kaushal, Chairperson of Rural Litigation Entitlement Kendra (RLEK).