Man-animal conflict mitigation team selected for the Wildlife Trust of India award

Source: The post is based on the article “Man-animal conflict mitigation team selected for the Wildlife Trust of India award” published in The Hindu on 1st December 2022.

What is the News?

The Wildlife Trust of India(WTI) has selected an eight-member team from Chinnakkanal (Munnar forest division in Kerala) for its award this year for reducing incidents of man-animal conflict in the region.

Why was this eight-member team from Kerala selected for the award by WTI?

The team has been selected for its work in ensuring the protection of wild elephants and people in the region.

The team does this by providing information about the movements of wild elephants in Chinnakanal and other regions through WhatsApp groups.

The messages help people to be aware of the presence of wild elephants in the Chinnakkanal area.

They also provide the photos and location of the wild elephants in each region to the Divisional Forest officer(DFO) and other officials.

What is the Wildlife Trust of India(WTI)?

Wildlife Trust of India(WTI) is a wildlife conservation NGO formed in 1998 in response to the many crises confronting India’s wildlife and wild habitats.

Aim: To conserve wildlife and its habitat and to work for the welfare of individual wild animals, in partnership with communities and governments.

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