Human-Animal Conflict Current Affairs, GK & News

Menace of feeding wildlife continues in Bandipur

Recently, a television journalist of a national channel was penalized for feeding a deer while he was driving along  Bandipur Tiger Reserve. What is the issue? This incident took place after photograph of the journalist feeding a spotted deer went viral on social media. Forest Department personnel tracked down him and let him off after ..

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WWF-UNEP report on Human-wildlife coexistence

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) recently released its report titled “A future for all – the need for human-wildlife coexistence”. Key findings of Report As per report, human-animal conflict is one of the main threats for long-term survival of world’s most iconic species. Conflict-related deaths affect more than 75 ..

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Haryana undertakes Monkey Census as a part of Wildlife Census

The Wildlife Institute of India recently conducted a “Monkey Census” in the state of Haryana. About the Census The “Monkey Census” was a part of the “Wildlife Census of Haryana-2021”. This in turn is a part of the Wildlife Census 2021. The unique feature of the “Monkey Census” is that the Wildlife Institute of India ..

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Advisory for Human-Wildlife Conflict Management

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

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What are Eco-Bridges or Eco-ducts?

Context in Current Affairs: The Ramnagar Forest Division in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand built the first eco-bridges for smaller mammals and reptiles. What are Eco-Bridges? The Eco-Bridges or Eco-Ducts are constructed to enhance the wildlife connectivity that are usually disrupted due to logging or highways. It includes concrete underpasses, canopy bridges or overpass tunnels, ..

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