The primary goal of this course to introduce UW students to India’s environmental policies pertaining to conservation and development. Through lectures, discussions and individual research, students will gain insights about how these policies were developed, put in place, and their outcomes.

This blog site highlights student accomplishments and travel experiences to India.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

A Review of Human-Wolf Conflicts in India

Event: WY Undergraduate Research Day, Laramie, WY
Date: April 26, 2014

Nathan Newman, Ryan Parker and Cali Woodbury presented an overview of the ongoing human-wolf conflicts in India.

Their research focused on the reasons behind why wolves are leaving their protected habitats and prey on cattle, sheep, and other livestock resulting in human-wolf conflicts.

They also discussed how this conflict poses challenges to the wolf conservation efforts, because of perceived livestock loss, among other reasons, has created intolerance toward the wolf, and they are thus viewed as a threat to animal husbandry. They reviewed several case studies, research papers, and the 1994 EIS on the reintroduction of the grey wolf as part of this research.

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