MOHD MAJID MALIK , BHADERWAH,Jan 16–There seems to be no end in sight to the rising man-animal conflict as a 10-year-old boy was attacked by a wild animal in Dandi village of Bhaderwah in Doda district today morning .Since 2011, over 50 persons have been injured by wild animals and or maimed in incidents of man-animal conflict.The minor injured were , identified as Mohd Salam Mir s/o Mohd Shafi Sheikh r/o Dandi ,Bhaderwah when he was attacked by two tigers when boy left his house and was on way from village to main Bhaderwah town for shopping ,relatives of injured boy informed . Injured boy also said that two tigers attack on him and when he created noise local villagers rushed to spot and rescued him from the clutches of wild animals .After the attack people bring the boy to Sub District Hospital ,Bhaderwah for treatment in the pool of blood where he is under observation .Local people of the area alleged that wild life department is doing nothing for their safety due to which maximum villagers fear in coming homes not only in night but also in broad day light . They also informed many people due to fear of wild animals migrate to other areas .They demanded from government to look into the matter and save the precious lives of villagers . There is an urgent need for the government to take some effective steps in this regard. To begin with, the government has to protect the forests from the local pressure; needs to promote tree culture by increasing plantation on wastelands. We should increase the protected area network, which services as reservoirs of biodiversity, up to 15 per cent of the forest area. The Forest department should implement schemes like, rehabilitation of degraded forests, urban forestry, eco-restoration of degraded catchments, etc. There is also need that the government under J&K Forest Conservation Act 1997 regulates the indiscriminate diversion of forest lands for non-forestry purposes.