German team visits forest bordered villages

“Avoiding the man and wild life conflict permanently to save and ensure environment safety is essential” said, forest conservative officer from Germany, Stephen Berg.

He was speaking to the people of Bharatawadi, Veerana Hosalli, and other villages, which share their borders with forests.

“In most of the villages which share their borders with the forest often face the man and wild life conflict. Due to the animals’ entry, grains grown by the farmers get destroyed every year. To get permanent solution for this, India and Germany governments have made agreement and are analysing the situation in both the countries. Our team will submit the report to the government of India on August 24. In the age of global warming and imbalance of environment, it is our responsibility to protect the forest and wildlife and make them live freely” he opined.

Director of Tiger project Karnataka, Rangarajan said that the team will visit Bandipur, Omkara, Yadiyala and other villages at forest borders and analyze the situation. They are also studying the economic condition of the people and also their agricultural activities. Team spoke to the leaders of the village and collected their opinions.

Member of Pune Volunteers Association Vidya, director of Tiger project Nagarahole Manikantan, ACF Prasanna Kumar, Sripathi, RFO Madhukumar and others were present.

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