Nowadays the numbers of leopard-human conflicts are increasing in the state. Despite this, there was no firm policy with forest department to control the issue. As per information, now a panel has been formed to study leopard-human conflict. The forest department will formulate a policy after the committee submits its report. The number of tigers is highest in Vidarbha in state. Similarly, with growing population; the leopards are coming to villages located near forests.
Dogs being a favourite prey of leopards, these cats are easily entering the human settlements. According to a recent study, a 30 percent increase in tiger population was recorded in state. On the hand, the leopard population increased by 40 percent. Member of the State wildlife Board Bandu Dhotre said that it was demanded during a meeting and a positive decision has been taken in this regard. A plan titled ‘Leopard Conflict for Village’ has been given and forest department of Chandrapur district and work on this project going on from last three months.