By Kamal Kishore Srivastava
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Man-animal conflicts are on the rise. The diminishing and depleting forest areas, habitat degradation, fragmentation of the forests and vanishing corridors are forcing wild animals to move out in to the open. The result is man-animal conflict and a irreplaceable loss of India’s vibrant biodiversity. With disrupted food chains, and an ever increasing population demanding more and more land, ecosystems are degrading with a rapidity that is astounding.
Man-animal conflicts are on the rise. Every week or two news flashes in corners of various newspapers point towards casualties caused by such conflicts. Though bytes about leopard trespasses and attack, routing of crops by wild elephants or death due to snake bites do not grab eye balls - they signify an underlying problem. News about irate mobs stoning a stray leopard to death or burning it alive is equally on rise. Why are these animals in human territory? The...