3 leopards captured in 7 days from same area
By: Umar Raina
Srinagar: To avoid man-animal conflict, Wild Life Department has established night campus in vulnerable areas across Kashmir Valley.
Much worry to the people living in vulnerable areas, leopards are seen on daily basis. Although Wild Life Department has managed to capture several leopards, yet presence of leopards in populated areas are giving sleepless nights to the people.
Altaf Hussain, Wildlife Warden Central told news agency Kashmir News Trust that conflicts between the man and animal have occurred since the dawn of humanity. However, it has come to light ever more frequently in recent times.
“Our main motive is to avoid this conflict. We want neither human should be harmed nor animals should be killed. Unfortunately, in some incidents, there was loss of life and even some animals were killed by people in self-defense,” he said.
He said within a span of seven days, third leopard was rescued in Wuyan area of Khrew by Wild Life Department. “Rescue Control Room of Khrew Range continued to show their 24×7 tireless commitment to rescue 3rd leopard without allowing any human wildlife conflict,” Altaf Hussain said.
He said the Department of Wildlife Protection has been putting in every effort to avoid any undesired man animal conflict. “Night camps are being installed wherever they are thought necessary in view of any wild animal sightings,” he said and asked people to be alert. (KNT)