Workshop held in Himachal's Solan district to discuss human-monkey conflict
A workshop was held at Barog in Solan District of Himachal Pardesh to discuss the human-monkey conflict. Tarun Kapoor, Principal Secretary Forests Himachal Pradesh during the concluding session said to the participants and others that such type of workshop are useful for different field functionaries and should be a regular annual feature, so that problems and solutions to the conflict may be discussed at the same platform and further improvement may be shared.
As delegates from other
states were also present in the workshop, he stated that such
workshop will help other states to tackle the problem and the Forest
Department of Himachal
will also get the benefit of the experiences of other
also directed the wild life wing of the Himachal Pradesh Forest
Department to publish a booklet in which different issues of the
problem may be highlighted along with the techniques of monkey
The workshop was organised by the Wild Life Wing of the Forest
Department of Himachal Pradesh.
Experts and delegates from different
states of the country like Jammu
Kashmir, Uttrakhand, Punjab, Chandigarh, Bihar
and NGOs like Wild Life SoS, Humane Society International Bangalore,
Research associate working on the behavioral aspects of monkeys from
University of California participated in the workshop.
told during the workshop that population of monkeys is decreasing and
is 2,07,614 in the state as per latest census during 2015. It was
also told that eight monkey sterilization centers are there in the
state and 1,17,000 monkeys has already been sterilized in these