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Amid rise in wild animal assaults, wildlife deptt points advisory in North Kashmir

Publish by Agencies on Friday, September 23, 2022

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



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 kids and lady are extra weak to leopard and bear assaults, which could be contained in the event that they transfer in teams or kids are accompanied by an aged particular person and all the time transfer on common forest paths and keep away from brief cuts.



“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.” 



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 sort of bell or sound producing machine be put across the neck of few cattle. 



It added that folks residing in neighborhood of forests also needs to full their outdoors actions similar to social visits, fetching water from streams, grazing cattle, assortment of home maintain gadgets and so forth. throughout day time solely.


“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 movement. As dogs is delicacy for these carnivores,” it added. 


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


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

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