India: Village Relocation to Save Wildlife

The link below is to an article reporting on the relocation of a village to save wildlife.

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This entire village moved out to make room for tigers


A month ago, there were 200 families living on one edge of the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve, pretty much right in the middle of India. But now there are zero families living there. They moved out. And the tigers — one tiger at least — moved in. Treehugger writes:

It didn’t take long before the village, now completely void of people, to be filled anew. A little over four weeks after the last human departed, Ramdegi is now home to herds of bisons, deer, antelope, and boars — grazing on the budding meadows that were once cropland and cattle farms. … According to the Times of India, even a tiger has been spotted prowling the grounds of the empty village, free from dangerous and often deadly conflicts with humans that have driven the species to ‘endangered’ status.

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Fiji: Village Relocated Because of Climate Change

The link below is to an article reporting on the relocation of the village of Vunidogoloa in Fiji because of rising sea levels.

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India: Village Moves to Preserve the Tiger

An entire village has been relocated in India to allow for the preservation of the Tiger. The village of Umri moved out of the area and were compensated for doing so. It is thought that only about 1700 tigers remain in the wild in India.

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