- The exact origin of the cats should be determined. They should be released after ascertaining its origin. The caracals should not be consigned to captivity.
- They should be kept in a largish enclosure in readiness for a release into the wild.
- For post-release monitoring, the animals should be fitted with GPS-collars to help gain insights into the distribution and movement of caracals in Uttar Pradesh.
- A thorough investigation into this blatant wildlife crime racket should be carried out, and the culprits punished as per law.
Debadityo Sinha is an award-winning Indian ecologist and conservationist with a keen interest in studying the impact of law, policy, politics, and culture on conservation. He is the founder and Managing Trustee of 'Vindhyan Ecology & Natural History Foundation', and a member of IUCN Species Survival Commission- Bear Specialist Group. He is associated with Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy as a Senior Resident Fellow and leading the 'Climate & Ecosystems' team.