The growing conflict between wild animals and humans
Forests are vanishing slowly and some forests are being converted only for anthropogenic uses. As a result, wild animals like elephants, tigers, and leopards, and humans are often in conflict with each other.
These clashes can be harmful to both animals and humans. In 2020, Maharashtra alone witnessed 88 human deaths due to animal-human conflict. According to the five-year data provided by the Ministry of Environment, human clashes with elephants induced 2,361 humans and 500 elephants deaths throughout the country between 2014 to 2019. Due to this ever-increasing conflict between wild animals and humans, the count of leopard deaths has also increased from 110 in 2019 to 172 in 2020.