The state government had subsequently initiated a process to declare some of these wild animals as vermin.
Principal Chief Conservator of Forest Ajai Saxena today said the issue figured during the State Wildlife Board's meeting held earlier this month and it was decided not to go ahead with the process.
However, he did not elaborate on reasons behind the decision.
Once declared vermin, the particular species will not be covered under the Wildlife Protection Act, and can be hunted or culled without restriction.
Farmers from several talukas in Goa had submitted representations to the state government urging that animals like wild boar, red faced monkey (Rhesus macaque), langur monkey (Presbytis entellus) and porcupine (Hystrix indica)were causing crop damage and hence, be declared as vermin.
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