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List measures to tackle human-wildlife conflict: HC to govt

Nainital: The Uttarakhand high court on Saturday asked the state government to reply within four weeks on what measures can be taken to mitigate man-animal conflicts in the hill state. A division bench of acting Chief Justice Sanjay Kumar Mishra and Justice Alok Kumar Verma was hearing a PIL on increasing cases of deaths by wild animal attacks filed by Anu Pant, a social worker based in Dehradun.
In her PIL, Pant said that cases of human-wildlife conflict were increasing in the hill districts of the state, with residents as well as cattle and animals in remote areas regularly falling prey to wild animals. Leopard attacks, especially, are on the rise. In 2020, around 30 people were killed and 85 were injured in leopard attacks in the state and most of the deaths occurred in the hill districts, the petitioner said.
The petitioner also argued that because of animals entering human habitats and attacking people, migration has increased from remote villages. According to figures from the Uttarakhand Rural Development and Migration Commission, 6 percent of the state's residents were forced to migrate in 2016, the PIL said.
The petitioner sought for a committee to be constituted to find a solution to the matter. She suggested that wire fences be installed at borders between residential areas and forest cameras be installed to keep an eye on the movement of wild animals. She also suggested that radio collars should be installed on leopards to track their movements.

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