Topic– Conservation of man animal conflict to the fore. The issue has gained significance in light of the living planet report that highlighted the massive wildlife destruction we have caused, shrinking habitats etc. Devising a strategy for dealing with this issue is necessary.
6) In current times, man animal conflict is a reality we have to deal with and thus proactive measures are required for a healthy human animal interface. Examine.(250 words)
Key demand of the question
The question first expects us to highlight the reasons why man animal conflict has risen so much in recent times. Next, we need to discuss the current steps being taken for dealing with the problem and how effective they are. Explain what do you understand by proactive measures and how can they help in reducing such incidents.
Examine – When you are asked to examine, you have to probe deeper into the topic, get into details, and find out the causes or implications if any .
Structure of the answer
Introduction – Explain the incident of killing of Avni to highlight why the issue is in news.
- Discuss the reasons why such incidents of man animal conflict are on the rise – poor land management, land diversion, poor state of our forests, conservation efforts leading to increased numbers more than what we can sustain etc
- Discuss how are we dealing with the situation or man animal conflict at present – designating areas as national parks etc and further protection accorded in such zones etc
- Discuss the proactive measures that are required to deal with the situation – National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has brought out several Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to deal with various challenges of the human-tiger interface.
Conclusion – Conclude with how you think this problem can be tackled.