Junnar taluka of Pune had become a hotspot of man animal conflict related to leopards. This lead to loss of lives of cattle, people and the wild cats themselves. We analysed the gaps and sent a letter to Hon’ble Collector and District Magistrate on the subject. The Hon’ble Collector, himself a person with deep knowledge in wildlife immediately setup a committee and called several meetings. He used his special powers to ensure funds and procedures do not act as deterrent to prevent action. Manoj was a part of the Committee for a few months till the Committee found a common ground and plan of action. The number of human and cattle deaths reduced considerably after the committee began its action.

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