Man-animal conflicts is not an new phenomenon in Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve.However,to preclude such conflicts the park management has decided to form Primary Response Team(PRT) by giving training to local villagers.
As per information the first phase of training has been finished. And everyone who were part of it will receive honorarium of Rs.1000 per month. The Tadoba management started tourism in buffer zone along with core zone.However; the man animal conflicts have increased in 92 villages coming under this tiger reserve.
The chief conservator of forests and field director of TATR NR Praveen said that they are not only giving stress on increasing tourism in the park, special attention is being given on employment to local people. And for this purpose primary response team has been formed in 32 villages.
The responsibility of the PRT includes educating villagers to take precautions to prevent attacks of wild animals in highly sensitive villages in Tadoba area. In case such incident happens, the primary response team members will reach the spot before forest department team arrives. This will be done to stop clash between villagers and administration. They will play an important role in counselling, forest conservation, wildlife protection, tourism and livelihood for locals and people’s participation in development plans.