Solutions for Mitigation of Human - Large carnivore Conflict in Human Dominated Areas
TRACT has been working towards understanding the reasons of conflict between humans and wild animals (Tigers, Leopards and Sloth bears) in areas with high human densities, finding solutions for mitigation, and long term management of this co-habitation.
Ordnance factory, Chanda & Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station, Chandrapur
TRACT's interventions for minimising conflict between people and leopards, sloth bears in this area that is adjacent to the Buffer of Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve:
Field surveys to understand area used by sloth bear for foraging, dwelling and movement
Identify conditions that lure these wild animals to these colonies
Addressing concerns of local people about conflict
Recommendations for short term and long term mitigation
Recommendations to management to minimise conditions that increase conflict
Camera Trapping to identify number of animals in these areas with high human presence.
Presentations to management, staff, locals and children to help understand reasons of conflict, the need to remain calm and the way forward to minimise this conflict.
The management and the community of the Ordnance Factory have decided that they will not demand for caging of leopards fromtheir areas in future.