Human–Elephant Conflicts in Northeast India

  title={Human–Elephant Conflicts in Northeast India},
  author={Anwaruddin Choudhury},
  journal={Human Dimensions of Wildlife},
  pages={261 - 270}
  • A. Choudhury
  • Published 1 December 2004
  • Political Science, Environmental Science
  • Human Dimensions of Wildlife
Human population increases and development in Northeast India have reduced and fragmented wildlife habitat, which has resulted in human–wildlife conflicts. Although species such as tigers (Panthera tigris) and rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) cause conflict, elephants (Elephas maximus) have become the focal point for conflict and conservation issues. This article presents several case studies to illustrate the diverse nature of human–elephant conflicts. Between 1980 and 2003, more than 1,150… 

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