Published On: Sun, Nov 22nd, 2015

When man goes to forest….. Animals come to cities

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A look at the increasing man-animal conflicts

We are saving animals…

There has been an increase in the population of some wild life due to conservation efforts Population of animals Lions 1995: 304 2015: 523 Tigers 2006: 1411 2014: 2226 Elephants 1993: 25569 2012: 29391-30711

There has been an increase in the population of some wild life due to conservation efforts
Population of animals
Lions
1995: 304
2015: 523
Tigers
2006: 1411
2014: 2226
Elephants
1993: 25569
2012: 29391-30711

… but taking away their houses

40% of India’s forest cover has been degraded in the last xxx decades 50,000 sq km of tiger range area has been lost forever since the inception of Project tiger in xx

40%
of India’s forest cover has been degraded in the last xxx decades
50,000 sq km
of tiger range area has been lost forever since the inception of Project tiger in xx

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Result: Leopard in the city

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Who’s to blame?

It’s only humans: Animal & human population is rising, shrinking habitats   Implementation of environmental laws is also about politics Roads & power lines block regular routes of wild animals Food sources are being affected by human intrusion

It’s only humans:
Animal & human population is rising, shrinking habitats
Implementation of environmental laws is also about politics
Roads & power lines block regular routes of wild animals
Food sources are being affected by human intrusion

About the Author

Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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