Bengaluru is not monkeying around

  • By Hindu
  • | Sunday | 14th January, 2018

The gradual loss of tree cover in Bengaluru has had a fallout that few predicted — an increase in human-monkey conflict. We will write back to the government,” a senior official in the Forest Department said. Vallish V. Kaushik, environment and wildlife adviser to the civic body, recently sent a proposal to the Forest Department. In Bengaluru, it’s bonnet macaques that are raiding apartments, eating food and leaving destruction in their wake. Two years ago, the Forest Department had written to the State government seeking permission to establish monkey parks, not just on the outskirts of the city, but across Karnataka.

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