To reduce human animal conflict, a 14 km long wall will be built along the southern border of Corbett Tiger Reserve. But wall will cost Rs 4.5 crore, is not a very sound idea, feels a senior forest offcial.

Here are 18 steps to deal with monkeys that enter human habitation areas. They do not involve killing them

- Study the number of groups of monkeys present in the area. - Study where these groups sleep at night and their favourite feeding areas. - Locate a forest with good number of wild fruiting

Coping with the nuisanceof urban monkeys may be beyond human patience. But shooting or declaring them pests will not serve the problem. Only a rational conservation programme can help save monkeys and keep our age old veneration for them inact

Racoons, once the cute and cuddly pets, have now become a serious threat to agriculture in Japan