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Man-Animal Interaction: Conflict & Coexistance

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See it to believe it!  Funny

"A few years ago (before 4th of December 2013), California Department of Fish and Wildlife called our biologist to check out a report of a mountain lion in an outhouse at the Chatsworth Reservoir. After clearing the area and making space, the biologist was able to flush the lion into the adjoining open space without incident!" https://www.flickr.com/photos/santamonic...214851953/
   
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A woman was alone while cleaning the lions' enclosure at Shoalhaven Zoo in Nowra, New South Wales, Australia, and then critically injured by lions: https://www.smh.com.au/national/pray-for...54xz3.html, https://edition.cnn.com/2020/05/29/austr...index.html, https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-52844744?
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Michael Laubscher: " The Mara Conservancy situated in the Maasai Mara, Kenya, is in desperate need of funds to protect this incredible ecosystem for ourselves and future generations. Due to the Covid-19 travel restrictions, The Conservancy is currently not receiving any income from the park fees that drive their revenue. The area has also been hit with floods due to excessive rainfall in the last 2 months.
@wildeyesa has had a long association with The Conservancy and we have made a commitment to assist in raising funds to support this incredible place and we ask you to join us in saving the Mara Triangle.
The concept is to donate cash linked to park fees. Currently, the cost of a day in the Mara is 80 USD (U.S Dollars) per day. However, we will be starting with contributions from 20 USD.
By donating, you will stand the chance to win a 6 night, 7 day all-inclusive trip for 2 to our Wild Eye Mara Camp in 2021 during the peak Migration season. This magnificent experience is valued at 12,900 USD.
For every 20 USD that is donated, you will receive one entry into the draw.
So here’s the challenge – we would like to raise 100,000 USD before the 31st of July 2020, when the winner will be drawn!
We have also included 100 images that the Wild Eye guides have captured over the 9 years we have been operating in the Mara, which depicts the possible sightings you could enjoy during a day in the Mara Conservancy. In a further effort to raise funds for this initiative, you can purchase any of these prints and we will donate 100% of the funds to the Mara Conservancy.
Let’s stand together to help save one of the most beautiful places on earth!
For information and to donate please visit:
http://www.savethemaraconservancy.com
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Good news: China takes dog meat off restaurant menus in post-Covid shift

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A dog pulls a chariot at the Olympic Green in Beijing, China, Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) AP - Ng Han Guan

Text by: Jan van der Made

As part of a massive attempt to reorganise China’s food markets, the Ministry of Agriculture has published new “catalogue” with what can be on the market, and what cannot. After research showed that the Covid-19 pandemic stemmed from wet market in Wuhan, the Chinese government shut them down. The latest casualty in the struggle against the virus: dog meat.

The measures are the latest steps in China's fight against the spread Covid-19. “Gourou”, or “dog meat”, was a long time feature in Chinese restaurants. With an excess of stray dogs in the countryside, they were an easy catch. And for people not accustomed to the somewhat pungent taste of the meat, a cook would add hot spices, or serve it in a soup. But as of last week, it will no longer be easy to find the canine cut on the menu.

According to new regulations issued by the Ministry of Agriculture on 29 May, dogs are now to be classified as “pets”. “With the advance of human civilisation and public concern regarding animal protection, dogs have been categorised from 'livestock' to 'domestic animals'," reads a notice on the ministry's website.


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Vendors chop dog meat for sale at a market ahead of a dog meat festival in Yulin, in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Monday, June 20, 2016. Restaurateurs in a southern Chinese town will holding an annual dog meat festival which falls on June 21, the day of summer solstice despite international criticism. (AP Photo/Andy Wong) AP - Andy Wong

“Dogs have a long history of domestication," said a ministry spokesperson during a press conference. "In the past, they were mainly used in nursing homes and hunting and grazing. Now dogs have a more diverse use, providing companionship, helping police in search and rescue missions, or as guide dogs.” While in the past, a dog would often have found itself in the wok, today they “have a closer relationship with humans”, according to the ministry, which noted that “dogs are not regarded as livestock by UN Food and Agriculture Organization” either – and even in Korea, where dog meat is part of the traditional menu, it is not on the livestock index.



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Man mauled to death by Leopard



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"KATHUA: An 18-year-old boy was mauled to death by a leopard in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Tuesday. Paroshotam Kumar was attacked and killed by the wild animal while returning to his residence in Makwal village in Ramkote area late on Monday, a police official said. He said the victim's mutilated body was recovered from the bushes and handed over to his family for last rites after completion of legal formalities. The incident has caused panic among local residents who took to the streets on Tuesday morning along with the victim's body and blocked the main road to protest against the wildlife department. Senior police and civil officers rushed to the area and were persuading the protesters to disperse, assuring necessary measures to prevent such an incident from occurring in the future, the official said. The leopard remains untraced and is believed to have fled back into the forest, he said."

Read more at: http://www.jammulinksnews.com/newsdetail/207915/Jammu-Links-News-Teenager_mauled_to_death_by_leopard_in_Kathua

^ Whenever I search this case up, most image search results go to a small girl who was raped in that area. 

It is interesting to note that man-animal conflict is not as newsworthy as the more common human crimes.




Separate case of a man killed by a Leopard.







"A 23-year-old youth, identified as Shankar Naik, was killed by a leopard in Sushil Nagar in Sandur taluk"


https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/k...389642.ece


Interesting how two different Leopard attacks occurred, one in the North of India (Jammu and Kashmir), and the other in the Southern Region (Karnataka).
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Tiger induced Traffic jam at Pilibhit fringe.



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Dereck Joubert: " Sometimes standing still is the safest thing to do … even when your mind tells you otherwise. This encounter may have gone very differently without an ability to assess the situation accurately and to read the body language – all of which hinges on developing a deeper understanding of the creatures crossing your path, and on treating wildlife with respect in everything you do. (You can find out more about ‘Soul of the Elephant’ by following the link in the bio.) "


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Indian Forest Service (IFS) Officer Susanta Nanda said: "All along we had seen of lion in human landscape at Gujarat. It’s now getting into more of coexistence with tigers also, across many tiger landscapes. Somewhere in central India

(Source: Corbett Expert)"





Earlier, on the 7th of March, Nanda had posted a video on Twitter of an Asiatic lioness scaring people in Madhavpur Village, near the coastal city of Porbandar (Mahatma Gandhi's birthplace) in Gujarat State. It was running so fast that Nanda remarked that even Usain Bolt wouldn't have been able to escape it!


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"Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is."
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A village in Tamil Nadu (Southern India) has switched off it’s street lights to let an Oriental Magpie-Robin raise it’s chicks in peace as she has made her nest in the switchboard and the villagers  have planned to only switch the street lights back on once the birds abandon the nest.

https://www.thebetterindia.com/233549/tamil-nadu-village-street-lights-bird-nest-potthakudi-viral-social-media-heartwarming-ros174
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John Van Zyl: " Did you know COVID-19 is having a devastating impact on protected areas in Africa?

The pandemic has brought the international tourism sector to a standstill, along with critical revenue for wildlife and communities. But we found a way to help! I am proud to share that I along with more than 70 other globally renowned wildlife photographers have come together for the @printsforwildlife campaign to provide limited edition prints. 100% of the proceeds (after printing and handling) will be donated to @africanparksnetwork so that they can continue to protect wildlife and deliver benefits to local communities during the COVID pandemic.
Available for a limited time, each print costs 100 USD and are printed on Hahnemuhle natural line Hemp fine-art paper, 30x45cm with a 1cm border.
Please show your support for wildlife and communities; purchase or gift a print; share this message, and join us in being part of the solution to securing Africa’s wild places. If you aren't able to buy a print yourself, please do share this message with your friends and family.
Thank you for joining with us, helping to protect wildlife, supporting conservation and the people whose lives depend on it more than ever. Click the link in my bio or follow @printsforwildlife to see how you can purchase a limited print. "


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International Tiger Day 2020 special...



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Marlon du Toit: " Here’s a little throw back to that time a massive grumpy male lion scent-marked (pee’d on) my face.
Shoulda seen it coming. Oh well, makes for a great story "



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#worldlionday2020






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" Happy #WorldLionDay. ome to 40% of the world’s remaining wild #lions, Tanzania has long been considered a leader in lion conservation. WildAid's Simba Ni PSA calls on Tanzanians to help save lions and "Be The Pride". you can learn more about how to help here: bethepride.com "


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