Security of Sahyadri Tiger Reserve continues. In 2010, it was decided the relocation of 17 villages. To date six relocations have been made. The remaining 11 are under negotiation. Some elements of additional reflections:
For those who may be surprised by the length of time, remember that there is a consultation with residents to find a new home for them, and a just compensation. With my knowledge on a large number of relocations, I believe that here things go fast.
The transfer of villages off the wilderness is an essential key to the survival of large predators, particularly the tiger, for several reasons:
The animal/human cohabition is beneficial to anyone. Human poaching of tigers and their prey with the decline in prey due to poaching, tigers fall back on livestock; villagers then poison tigers "to solve the problem."
The space "left" to tigers does not allow them to live and you end up with animals that wander outside the parks in search of space in which to breed and live.
Finally, the mafias who profit from trafficking remains of tigers, using poverty and the knowledge of the villagers for the places to kill tigers. The speech is simple "tigers kill your cattle, if you kill them we pay you." This is a imparrable argument.