More settlers are leaving the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, as animal incursions are increasing and a voluntary resettlement project of the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests has been allegedly delayed.

Seven of the nine families at Narimanthikkolly and two of the three at Eswarankolly in Thirunelly panchayat; three of the four at Ponkuzhy; and six of the 32 at Kottamkara have left.