11 October, Thimphu: Representatives from the Wildlife Conservation Division (WCD) under the Department of Forest and Park Services met with the monks of Tango, Cheri and Taktsang monastery to resolve the human bear conflict issue to the tsamkhang (hermitage) located near Tango and Cheri monastery in Thimphu and Taktsang monastery in Paro.
The Himalayan Black Bear was identified to cause the issues. WCD states that as human settlement spread over more land, many bear populations find themselves living in close proximity to humans and human food sources. Attracted to the prospect of an easy meal, wild bears become used to feeding on food and garbage that appear nearby. When these food sources are not properly bear-proofed, encounters with humans become almost inevitable.
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