Q.57 Though the conflict between humans and wildlife started with the
evolution of man, the intensity of the conflict has increased due to the
activities of modern man. Justify your answer with suitable examples.

Ans. Humans first evolved around 2.5 million years ago and agriculture began about 11 thousand years ago. It is since then that humans have started to exploit the forest land for agriculture. Development in medical technology has increased the lifespan of humans, decreased the mortality ra.u of mother and child, further aggravating the problem of the human population.

Along with this, the industrial revolution caused an enormous consumption of earth's resources but giving back nothing. The monumental amount of waste is destroying the natural habitat of other species, be it aquatic or terrestrial, endangering and later causing extinction thereof.

This is how human activities have led to an increase in conflict between humans and wildlife.