Every year 60 people have lost their lives in the attack of wild animals in Uttarakhand

On average, more than 60 people are losing their lives in Uttarakhand every year due to attacks by wild animals

Every year 60 people have lost their lives in the attack of wild animals in Uttarakhand

On average, more than 60 people are losing their lives in Uttarakhand every year due to attacks by wild animals. But about half (30) of these people are becoming the cause of death of Tigers and Guldars (Leopard). This shocking disclosure has been revealed under the Right to Information Act. This average of human deaths in animal attacks is more than that of big states like Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka. At the same time, 45 Guldars and four tigers were killed after being declared man-eaters in the state. Under RTI, the data of human-wildlife conflict in the last ten years has been received from the Forest Department.

According to the report, 603 people have died in the attacks of wild animals in the state. Out of which 236 people have been victimized by Guldar. At the same time, since the year 2017, the number of people who lost their lives in the Guldar attacks has increased continuously. So far in 2021 alone, Guldar has killed 14 people. The elephant comes second after Guldar in killing human beings. 127 people have died in the elephant attack so far.

839 Guldars in Uttarakhand

According to the report released last year by the Wildlife Institute of India, there are 839 Guldars in Uttarakhand. Their number is continuously increasing. Due to which the attacks on the humans of Guldar are also increasing. According to Traffic India, an organization that monitors the illegal trade of wild animals, it is the Guldars that are being killed the most in Uttarakhand. In five years, the skins, bones and other parts of 140 Guldars were recovered. The guldars werer mostly hunted for their skin and bones.

Attacks on humans

Animal

Human deaths

Leopard

236

Elephant

127

Tiger

37

Bear

37

Others

166