Govt to develop protocol to provide instant relief for wildlife attack victims

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Panaji: At the backdrop of four tiger deaths in Mahadayi wildlife sanctuary, Goa government on Tuesday told State Governor Satya Pal Malik that it has decided to develop protocol to provide instant relief to the persons affected due to wildlife attacking their livestock.

State Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, Chief Secretary Parimal Rai and state forest depatment officials met Governor on Tuesday to brief him about the recent deaths of four tigers in Mahadayi wildlife sanctuary.

State government in a press release has said that the Governor was informed of the decision taken to provide succor in the form of ex-gratia relief to those persons who have lost their livestock due to tiger attack.

“Governor was also informed that it has been decided to develop a protocol to provide instant relief to the affected persons for the damages due to attack by wild animals,” the press release adds.

Apart from this, tiger protection and conservation measures and various mitigations strategies for minimizing the human an wildlife conflict were deliberated during the visit, the spokesman said.

Five people from Dhangar community in Sattari taluka were arrested after four tigers were found dead in the Mahadayi wildlife sanctuary.

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