Human-Animal Conflict: Is controlling the population of these species a solution?

Asha Bajaj
5 min readJan 13, 2024
An infant rhesus macaque near a monument in New Delhi. A new study proposes surgical sterilisation to control Rhesus macaque population. Photo by Eatcha/Wikimedia Commons.

A recent study addresses rising negative interactions between humans and animals and proposes population control measures as long-term solutions, while emphasising the need for continued research.

In states such as Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Kerala, where conflicts with certain animals such as rhesus macaques and wild

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Asha Bajaj

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