A lack of understanding of the
value of wildlife reserves among most local people, and
their consequent hostility towards reserve protection and
law enforcement, are identified as a major problem to be
addressed at most wildlife reserves in India.
Arson by local people is a frequent
form of backlash against law enforcement by park staff in
national parks and wildlife sanctuaries in our country.
Such hostility makes law enforcement difficult and often renders
the reserve staff ineffective.
local people through outreach activities is a key strategic
component of WCS-India Program.