Friday, 30 November 2018

NEWSLINK: forest dept’s solution to ward off leopards: Carry radio, play music

As panic continues to spread in several villages near Amangarh Tiger Reserve where leopard sightings have become frequent, the forest department has offered a strange solution to end man-animal conflict: Carry radio and play music to keep away big cats.

M Semmaran, divisional forest officer of Bijnor, told TOI, “The leopard is a shy animal and usually leaves when it hears sounds. We have asked villagers to carry a radio or mobile phone with them when they venture out. When they play music, it will drive away any leopard in the area and put an end to man-animal conflict.”

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