Human vs Tiger Conflict [ HOPE FRANÇOISE DEMULDER GRANT ]
India is home to an estimated 2300 of the 3700 – odd last surviving wild tigers on this planet. The country has 55 tiger sanctuaries but very often the animals have to share space with humans who are dependent on the forest for their livelihood.
Tigers pose serious threat to the humans by the man eating behavior & preying on their livestock which many local communities depend on for their livelihood. This is due to the fact that the densities of wild prey are lower because of hunting and competition with livestock.
In reciprocating to the behavior of the tiger, the local people poison their livestock to kill the tiger. It’s also created a major human–tiger co-existence crisis in many sanctuaries across the country.
In order to mitigate the human-tiger conflict government has also strategized the approach of human relocation which again has many practical hurdles.