Directs to capture or force wild animals to move towards forests away from residential areas_
Doda, August 28: The people of Kastigarh area have reported a female Bear with three Cubs is roaming in the area and have attacked locals, posing a threat to the life of the general public. It is reported that Bears move towards the Maize crops and fruit crops for the food during these days, while local farming community also requires to take care of their raised and ripping maize and fruit crops in the fields. Moreover, the female Bear with cubs feels more insecure, attacking people in defence.
Deputy Commissioner Doda Vishesh Mahajan taking cognizance of the matter, called Wildlife and Forest Officials today, to discuss and tackle the issue in such a way that people feel free to move out for their daily chores, especially during the harvesting season.
DC has directed the Wildlife Warden Kishtwar, Forest Officials, Police officials, and VDGs to devise a coordinated plan in the area for thorough patrolling. Wildlife Officials have been asked to either tranquillise and capture the Bear or force her to move back in the Forest, away from the residential areas. DFO Bhaderwah has been asked to spread awareness/ advisory on Man- Animal Conflict and the measures for the safety of human lives. A coordination committee has been established for the district to coordinate the Man- Wild animal conflict comprising of all the DFOs, Tehsildars, Wildlife Officials, and other concerned officers. Wildlife Warden Kishtwar has been instructed to station at District Headquarter Doda and monitor the operation personally to ensure that the Bear may not harm anyone further.
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