What the confrontational politics of India’s northeast will mean for the future of panicked animals trying to survive a flood every year is unclear.
“They are everywhere, in protected areas, in buffer zones, in sanctuaries and national parks – we are used to seeing them in the backdrop, and generally fail to recognise the threats they pose.”
Multiple states in India are taking to an SMS-based early warning system that informs people in an area about the movement of elephants.
One of the infamous lions of Tsavo suffered from a debilitating abscess that may have been the cause of its macabre diet.
It’s inexcusable that India’s states continue to function without crowd-control procedures in place and make decisions by the seat of their pants.
Delhi’s environment minister has indicated the leopard will be trapped for its safety – but these decisions have been about pleasing people and that doesn’t make things less dangerous.
As Kashmir’s forests are converted into orchards, croplands and settlements, there is a reduction in the prey and food-base available to wild predators.
The ‘human’ in ‘human-wildlife conflicts’ suggests that many drivers of conflicts are the result of poor management, misguided clearance decisions and apathy.