Virtual Meeting: Developing National Human-Wildlife Conflict Strategy and Action Plan for Mitigating HWC, June 29

29 Jun, 2020

The Indo-German Project “Human Wildlife Conflict Mitigation (HWC)” in India organised an online meeting for the Group of Coordinators and Authors for Development of National HWC Strategy and Action Plan for mitigating Human-Wildlife Conflict on 29th June 2020.

Dr Neeraj Khera, Team Leader HWC Project and Coordinating Lead Author, National HWC Strategy and Action Plan CLA-NAP, shared the overall concept and approach being used to develop the Strategy and Action Plan. She shared the overview of the current draft of the document with the group, followed by a discussion among different experts from Forest Department, Retired Forest officials, Wildlife experts supporting in the development of the document as Lead Authors, Coordinating Lead Authors and Contributing authors. The meeting received inputs from experts such as Dr. Dhananjai Mohan, Director Wildlife Institute of India; Mr. BC Chaudhary, Wildlife Trust of India; Mr. Qamar Qureshi, Scientist, Wildlife Institute of India; Dr. SK Khanduri, Ex- IGF (Wildlife); Mr. Ajay Desai, Wildlife Expert and others.


About the project

The Human-Wildlife Conflict Mitigation (HWC) project implemented by GIZ in partnership with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change aims at providing technical support at the national level, and effective implementation of HWC mitigation measures in selected states of India. The project pilot sites are: Haridwar Forest Division and adjoining landscape including Rajaji Tiger Reserve in Uttarakhand, Gorumara Wildlife Division in West Bengal, and Kodagu Forest Circle in Karnataka.

The main objective of the project is that the rural population in project areas, where agreed guidelines and tools are applied to mitigate human-wildlife conflict, is better protected against it. The project takes the approach of harmonious coexistence, by ensuring that both—human and wildlife—are protected from conflict. Read More

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