|Categories||Conflict, Mammals, People|
|Date||15 Feb 2011|
Study carried out during Rufford First Grant, 2008-09 was successful in identifying areas with leopard-human conflict in Central Karnataka, India. Project team plans to reach those settlements and organise educational programmes. Interactive sessions will be held on various topics namely reasons of conflict and finding solutions to deal with the problem. State sponsored scheme like compensation and procedure to avail the funds during loss of livestock will be informed to the locals.
The study plans to identify local leaders who are committed to conservation. They will be invited in the joint-venture programme which will be held in presence of the managers. Strategies and policies to mitigate conflict will be drafted for implementation. Project team will carry out research on various traditional techniques which locals used to prevent leopards attack on human and predation on livestock. It aimed to identify the best technique and locals will be advised to adopt the technique at the village level. Education awareness is one of the best tools for conservation. It gives opportunity to the locals to take part in conserving animals. Participation of the locals and managers is one of the best strategies in solving leopard-human conflict.
Read about Usham's previous work with Leopard-Human conflict http://www.ruffordsmallgrants.org/rsg/projects/usham_singh or for more information contact: