Kerala takes steps to contain human-wildlife conflict

The Forest Department is under pressure to take swift action as reports of encounters between wildlife and local communities are on the rise.

BySouth First Desk

Published Mar 09, 2024 | 5:05 PMUpdatedMar 09, 2024 | 5:05 PM

An Indian gaur — bison — attacked Abraham, a 70-year-old farmer, at his farm in Kakkayam area of Kozhikode district around 3 pm. (Representational pic/Kerala Tourism)

Amid rising cases of wild animals killing humans, Kerala has taken decisive steps to hold Forest Department accountable and implement proactive measures to mitigate encounters between wildlife and local communities effectively. The government has made the Chief Wildlife Warden the nodal officer for dealing with human-animal conflicts. The department will employ modern information systems to alert people in conflict-prone areas.

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