Amid Rise in Wild Animal Assaults Govt Points Advisory

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Sopore- Amid rising wild animal assaults in Kashmir particularly in North Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir Wildlife Safety division on Friday issued an advisory to keep away from man-wild animal battle.

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In an advisory, issued by Wildlife Warden North Division Sopore, officers suggested individuals to not transfer alone within the forest space.

The advisory reads that youngsters and girls are extra susceptible to leopard and bear assaults, which might be contained in the event that they transfer in teams or youngsters are accompanied by an aged individual and all the time transfer on common forest paths and keep away from shortcuts.

“Avoid going to forests for collection of wood etc. in early morning or evening hours, which is the peak activity time for Leopards. Do not chase or try to go near to a wild animal if sighted from a distance in the forest areas.”

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It reads that livestock taken to pastures inside forests and close to crop fields have to be attended by three to 4 individuals and any kind of bell or sound producing machine be put across the neck of few cattle.

It added that individuals dwelling within the neighborhood of forests must also full their outdoors actions equivalent to social visits, fetching water from streams, grazing cattle, assortment of home items and many others. throughout day time solely.

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“Provide sufficient light around your utilities outside your home so that animals do not feel safe in the vicinity. Do not create kitchen dumping around your houses as this invites stray dogs to the spot which in turn invite leopard movements, as dogs are delicacies for these carnivores,” it added.

The advisory additional reads that the villagers should recurrently take away all bushes or shrubs from the neighborhood of homes in a cooperative method. “Such vegetation clearance wall increase visibility and help to keep the Leopard away from their houses.”

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It added that it has been noticed that at any time when a leopard is sighted, individuals make a whole lot of noise which might show harmful and as such the wild animal feels insecure and might trigger injury. “It is advisable not to make noise, while the leopard is sighted.”

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