Tech goes back to basics to mitigate human-wildlife conflict near Indian parks

A simple user-friendly mobile phone system has helped villagers near two Indian national parks report crop and livestock damages to authorities and receive appropriate compensation.

Such damages can lead to the retaliatory killing of animals, whereas compensation can help foster tolerance of wildlife even in densely populated regions.

The mobile technology used by the Wild Seve project speeds the compensation processes using a toll-free hotline that records the victim’s voice message with details of the incident and routes it to a field coordinator, who sends local trained responders to meet with the complainant within 24 hours.

Click here to read the full article written by Moushumi Basu on Mongabay.

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