Rehabilitation, prevention of breeding in the offing to tackle wildlife menace: Saseendran

Raji Puthukkudi

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AK Saseendran | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Kalpetta: Forest minister AK Saseendran On Tuesday said that a number of tigers roaming in the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary will be rehabilitated to protect the people from the threat of the wild animal. He said that more measures will be taken to tackle other animals including elephants and monkeys.

Tiger census was last conducted in 2011. There has surely been an increase from the numbers at the time. The forest is not capable of containing these many tigers. Steps to resolve this problem have been started, he told

Tigers will be rehabilitated to forests where their number is comparatively lower, he said.

Saseendran said the matter would be discussed with Neyyar and Parambikulam wildlife sanctuaries. The government will also hold discussions with other states. Tigers will be shifted to states that need them. The minister further said that a census will be conducted parallelly in association with an agency in Chennai.

The government will resort to scientific steps to prevent breeding of elephants, tigers, monkeys and other animals, the minister added.

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