Dehradun: In order to get a better understanding of ing human-wildlife conflict in the Himalayan state, experts from Dehradun based Wildlife Institute of India and all the stakeholders from respective forest divisions have been impaneled to conduct an intensive study on the issue.
Some villages, where as many as 17 man-animal incidents happened this year, spread across 15 forest divisions have been identified by the experts for the study.
The experts will also emphasize key forest divisions such as Dehradun, Haridwar, Nainital, Almora, and Pauri Garhwal.
The additional chief secretary, Anand Bardhan, has directed the ” Jalagam ” officials to study villages in and around Rajaji and Corbett landscapes that have intensive wildlife as well as farming lands, inflicting more conflicts.
This year, Uttarakhand has lost 47 human lives to human-wildlife conflict. Experts have noted that wild boar and black bears were primarily responsible for crop raiding in the state.