Vulnerable sloth bears are attracted to human food waste: a novel situation in Mount Abu town, India

  title={Vulnerable sloth bears are attracted to human food waste: a novel situation in Mount Abu town, India},
  author={Utkarsh Prajapati and Vijay Kumar Koli and K. S. Gopi Sundar},
  pages={699 - 707}
Abstract Human–carnivore interactions are on the rise globally, and often take the form of damage to property and livelihoods, human injuries or fatalities, and retaliatory killing of carnivores. Potential conflict situations are rarely recognized early, and circumstances are often complicated by mismatches between people's perceptions and reality. Following media reports of sloth bear Melursus ursinus attacks on people, we evaluated the situation in a tourism-dominated town in southern… 
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