3 Oct 2016
Community Based Human-Carnivores Conflict Mitigation in Gehrate Gol Community Game Reserve Chitral, Pakistan I
To conserve the carnivore population through mitigating human carnivore conflicts for ecological welfare.
This extension project is planned to implement in GGGR, lies in the south of Chitral town. A HCC due to livestock predation to large carnivores like snow leopard, Himalayan Lynx etc are increasing. Livestock depredation cases resulting retaliatory killing carnivores by local people. This site still supporting endangered markhor providing livelihoods opportunity for the local people through trophy hunting, killing of carnivore the natural balance in the ecosystem has disturbed, to overcome the issues and to mobilize the local people towards mitigation of HCC through awareness, capacity building and income generation is planned. Under this project, the capacity of local people in sustainable harvesting of non Timber Forest products, livestock vaccination, Training law enforcement/Wildlife/Forest staffs on CITES and trade of wildlife, Herders education to educate the herders in conservation of carnivores and other wildlife will be build. One carnivore survey in the area will be conducted.