Conflict Mitigation Training of Karnataka Forest Department Staff

20-21 February 2023

In February, the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) organised a series of training workshops on human-wildlife conflict mitigation for front-line forest staff in various Protected Areas of Karnataka.

HEAL Secretary Suvrajyoti Chatterjee conducting training sessions for Forest Department staff

As part of this exercise, training programmes were held at Sharavathi Lion-Tailed Macaque Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttara Kannada, and Jayamangali Blackbuck Conservation Reserve in Tumkur on 20 and 21 February, where team member Suvrajyoti Chatterjee was invited as one of the key resource persons.

The workshop modules were aimed at enhancing participants’ understanding of the drivers of human-wildlife conflict, and to enhance their decision-making capabilities and enable them to determine the influence and role of various stakeholders involved.

Suvrajyoti’s sessions encompassed comprehensive discussions on conflict-management strategies and the technicalities involved in managing different conflict animals.

Resource persons and participants of the WTI training programme