‘Bio-fence’ in Corbett National Park prevents jumbos from raiding crops
The act of bio-fencing is initiated to quit human and animal conflicts in Corbett National Park. Bio-fencing is the most convenient and economical way to keep animals away from the residential locality.
The forest official and the Government has been subsidizing in protecting the residential area, crops, and humans from wild animals. So this method is made to protect humans and crops from animals. No exploitation will occur if there will be a bio-friendly method. The Uttarakhand government has decided to maintain Bio-fencing in these regions by increasing the variety of species of plants to keep wild animals away.
Forest Department was using the traditional method for a long time such as solar-powered wire fencings, barriers, and holes in the grounds were being kept on the border of the forests to put a stop to the entry of wild animals such as elephants, wild boars, tigers, leopards and many more in residential areas.
This development will bring a lot of changes in terms of supporting the crops, herbs, and the natural beauty of the green spaces. As per the forest officials’ statement, the frequent incidents that occurred between man-animals in the forest area were quite disturbing and many cases went unreported.
According to the source, bio-fencing will be implemented in the first half of 2017 in forest areas near Haridwar, where elephants and wild boars cause the most damage to livestock, crops, and human lives. Still, a lot of improvements are yet to be done. Uttrakhand Government has started and they are experimenting things how things will work in this aspect.