Nagpur: The man-animal conflict has been going on for quite some time now. As man claims forest areas to create concrete jungles, the wild-life is left with no option but to reclaim some of its territories by wandering into nearby villages.
Since Vidarbha has many tigers, they have known to attack humans, carry off cattle, goats etc.
In a sudden attack, one tiger attacked a man in the morning hours of 7:30 am on September 2, 2016. The victim whom the tiger attacked is identified as Pravin Eknath Lengure aged 32 years. The tiger attacked the victim Pravin Lengure in Range Kothari in Village Virai which is said to be Non Buffer Zone.
The same tiger had allegedly attacked another person identified as Tulsidas Kawle aged 50 years at around 5:30 pm on September 2, 2016 in the same area. This spot is known as Gadisurla which is about 1.5 km away from the spot where the tiger attacked another person in the morning.
A buffer zone is intended to avert the effect of negative environmental or human influences, whether or not it embodies great natural or cultural value itself. Buffer zones are supposed to serve the dual purpose of ‘extension buffering’, or an extension of core habitat areas, and ‘socio buffering’ to provide goods and services to humans.