Human-Wildlife Conflict Mitigation

Besides poaching, human-wildlife conflict significantly threatens tigers and other wild animals in the Ranthambhore landscape, leading to biodiversity loss.

The delicate coexistence of predators and livestock on farmlands is an unavoidable reality. However, when predators deplete livestock numbers or herbivores raid crops, conflict occurs.

Retaliatory killings of predators usually take the form of poisoning the livestock kills they make, which is indiscriminate and can result in the loss of any animal or animals which happen to feed on the kill. Death by electrocution is another problem for both predators and herbivores on agricultural land.

The most effective way of mitigating such situations is by making informed choices.

During such scenarios, our monitoring team manages the situation as an intermediary for both sides. They report cattle kills, make sure that no one plays foul or poison carcasses, and their advocacy for timely cattle compensation plays a very significant role in protecting the tiger.

Our monitoring team also helps prevent crises when predators like tigers roam into human-inhabited areas by ensuring that local people are aware and stay out of harm’s way as the Forest Department’s flying squad mounts rescue operations.

Apart from increased monitoring and vigilance in the peripheral areas of Ranthambhore to mitigate problems as they occur, it is interesting to note that local communities are now taking the lead in such interventions.

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Ranthambhore Road, Post Khilchipur,
District Sawai Madhopur,
322 001, Rajasthan,
INDIA

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