Advisory for Human Wildlife Conflict Management.

Human-Wildlife Conflict!

7 January 2021

Introduction:

The National Board of Wildlife recently approved advisory for Human-Wildlife Conflict Management.

Highlights of Advisory:

  • The advisory empowers the Gram Panchayats to deal with problematic wild animals according to the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972.
  • It encourages to use the crop compensation allocated under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana against crop damage due to human-wildlife conflict.
  • The Inter-Departmental Committees at state and local level should adopt early warning systems and dedicate circle wise control rooms. They should operate toll free numbers that could be operated 24×7
  • The Standing Committee also recommended the construction of causeway across Jampannavagu to Muthapur of Govindaraopet and between Jampannavagu to Motlagudem in Mulugu District of Telengana with certain mitigation measures.
  • It also recommended the proposal for Tinaighat-Castlerock-Caranzol Railway doubling of South Western Railways, Karnataka with certain mitigation measures as advised by the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun.
  • The other decisions taken at the meeting are construction of a bridge and canal with an aim to augment the water supply and irrigation facilities in some villages of Balrampur District in Uttar Pradesh and the construction of Integrated Bus Terminus cum Commercial complex in Vashi, Navi Mumbai

Caracal

  • Apart from providing the advisory the National Board of Wildlife has also included Caracal into list of critically endangered species.
  • Caracal is a medium sized wild cat. There are twenty-two wild life species under the programme for Critically Endangered species.

About National Board for Wildlife:

The National Board for Wildlife is constituted by the Central Government under Section 5 A of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

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