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Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

Environment
Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

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Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

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Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

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ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

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Evaluation of people’s perceptions towards human-elephant conflict in and around Bannerghatta national Park

Venkataramana G. V. , Sreenivasa  and Lingaraju H. G

Department of Studies in Environmental Science, University of Mysore, Mysore,India

Abstract

An assessment of human attitudes, towards elephant (Elephas maximus), is necessary in formulating appropriate policies for conserving wildlife. The aim of this study is to test the extent of how the experience people have of wild elephants influences their perceptions of, and attitudes towards, them, and to identify factors influencing their attitudes towards the conservation of elephants in the wild. This study was carried out in three villages near BNP through in-depth interviews of men (N = 70) and women (N = 20). Farming (49 %) is the major source of income for the local community. The majority of the respondents said that wild elephants caused anxiousness. A majority (58 %) of the people felt that deforestation in BNP (the neighboring territorial forests) has resulted in a higher human-elephant conflict. Variety of cultivated crops have been damaged by elephant, ragi (34%) was raided the most among all the cultivated crops. A variety of traditional mitigating methods are being used to combat conflict, but they were ineffective according to participants. Majority of them suggested regular patrolling (39 %) by the forest department officials and special joint patrolling (with villagers) is highly efficient methods to mitigate problem.

Attitudes, Bannerghatta National Park, Crop raiding, Perceptions, Solar fences

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Venkataramana, G. V., & Lingaraju, H. G. (2015). Evaluation of people’s perceptions towards human-elephant conflict in and around Bannerghatta National Park. Environment Conservation Journal16(3), 73-79.

https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2015.16310

Received: 20.03.2015

Revised: 27.06.2015

Accepted: 02.08.2015

First Online: 15.12. 2015

https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2015.16310

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