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Centre releases guidelines for human-wildlife conflict mitigation

The 10 species-specific guidelines include, guidelines for mitigating human-elephant, -gaur, -leopard, -snake, -crocodile, -rhesus macaque, -wild pig, -bear, -blue bull and -blackbuck conflict

Bhupender Yadav, Union Minister of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change
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Bhupender Yadav, Union Minister of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change

Nitin Kumar New Delhi
The Central government on Tuesday released 14 guidelines to address Human-Wildlife Conflict (HWC), which aim to facilitate a common understanding among key stakeholders on what constitutes effective and efficient mitigation of HWC in India.

The 10 species-specific guidelines released by Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Bhupender Yadav include, guidelines for mitigating human-elephant, -gaur, -leopard, -snake, -crocodile, -rhesus macaque, -wild pig, -bear, -blue bull and -blackbuck conflict. 

The remaining four guidelines are on cross-cutting issues like guidelines for cooperation between the forest and media sector in India, occupational health and safety in the context of HWC mitigation, crowd

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First Published: Mar 21 2023 | 8:30 PM IST

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