The growing stress on forest and wildlife, habitat shrinking, changes in land use-land cover pattern, increase in Wildlife population as a result of effective wildlife protection and conservation measures taken up by the Government has resulted in increase in Man-animal conflicts in and around the Wildlife areas.
The Government has taken up measures to mitigate the man animal conflict. However, various cases of conflicts are being reported every now and then.
The Government has been providing ex-gratia relief to the concerned in case of Human Injury/ Partial or Permanent Disability/ Human death caused by Wild animals. In addition to the ex-gratia relief, medical re-imbursement is also provided at CGHS rates for treatment to injuries caused to persons due to man-wild animal conflict. The ex-gratia to be sanctioned in such case/s (Wild animals as defined in section-2 (36) of The Wildlife Protection Act of Karnataka – 1972) is revised and fixed by the Government from time to time through various Government Orders.
The GOs pertaining to sanctioning of ex-gratia to the affected/ Human Injury/ Partial or Permanent Disability/ Human death caused by Wild animals are as below:
1. GO No: FEE 143 FWL 2010 Dated 30-04-2011
2. GO No: FEE 143 FWL 2010 Dated 03-08-2011
3. GO No: FEE 109 FAP 2014 Dated: 13-08-2014
4. GO No: FEE 128FWL 2013 Dated: 15-09-2015
5. GO No: FEE 130 FWL 2016 Dated: 19-09-2016
6. GO No: FEE 61 FAP 2018 Dated: 16-10-2018