Human-Animal Conflict

  • 07 Mar 2024

On 6th March, 2024, Kerala government declared human-animal conflict as a 'state-specific disaster' to address frequent incidents.

  • Decision made by the state cabinet following reports of around ten deaths in the last two months.
  • Declaration enables swift decisions and actions by the government in handling wild animal threats.
  • Kerala State Disaster Management Authority to be involved in mitigation measures.
  • State-level committee headed by Chief Minister to provide directions on conflict matters.
  • District-level committees to be formed, with ministers-in-charge overseeing human-animal conflict issues.
  • Chief wildlife warden designated as nodal officer for managing conflict-related matters.
  • Decision aims to address public safety concerns and mitigate risks associated with human-animal conflicts.