Apni Party calls for geo-tagging of endangered wild animals

Apni Party calls for geo-tagging of endangered wild animals
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Srinagar, June 10:Apni Party on Thursday urged the J&K government to take concrete steps to minimise the man-animal conflicts in Jammu and Kashmir.

In a statement issued here, Javid Hassan Baig, former MLA and Apni Party spokesman said “the government should provide the latest scientific tools to the wildlife staff to trap the wild animals that venture in human habitations because of their own shrinking habitats. Besides, the government should go for geo/radio tagging of endangered wild animals especially leopards and bears who have turned into man eaters because of multiple factors,” Baig remarked.

He said that by introducing digital tagging of wild animals would not only preserve these species but will surely help in protection of human lives that get consumed for lack of administrative attention.

Expressing deep shock and grief over the recent incidents of man-animal conflict in Kashmir valley particularly in which a minor girl was mauled to death in Ompora-Budgam recently, Baig urged the Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha to order supplementary budgetary allocations to the wildlife department to meet out its latest requirements.

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