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Man-Elephant Conflict: Case Study from Angul Forest Division, Odisha, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Odisha Forest Department (Wildlife), The Regional Chief Conservator of Forests Angul, Odisha, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 2, Issue (11), Pages 106-110, November,22 (2013)

Abstract

We investigated the human-elephant conflict in 6 different ranges in Angul forest division Odisha, India. During 2001-02 to 2012-13, a total 36 human killing and 87 human injury cases caused by elephants are record and 37 elephants had died. Damage to agricultural crops by elephant was of varying extents. As a result people have developed antagonistic attitude towards the elephant which adversely affect conservation efforts.

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