SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science

Man–Elephant Conflict

A Case Study from Forests in West Bengal, India

Authors: Das Chatterjee, Nilanjana

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  • Offers detailed analysis of the increasing man-elephant conflict in the forests of West Bengal, India 
  • Investigates the causes and consequences of habitat fragmentation in a very detailed, holistic, and in-depth manner 
  • Provides valuable information for ecologists, landscape conservation planners and environmental managers 
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This book sheds new light on the causes and consequences of elephant migration in the Panchet Forest Division of Bankura District in West Bengal, India- an area characterized by fragmented forested landscape modified by agriculture and settlement expansion. Anthropogenic activities result in the decline in quality and coverage of forests, loss of biodiversity and removal of forest corridors which ultimately restrict or modify the movement of elephants causing a forceful change of their habitats. 
A major objective of this monograph is to identify the characteristics of man–elephant conflicts in terms of land use change, cropping patterns, ecological characteristics of the fragmented dry deciduous forest, trends and patterns of elephant migration, and livelihood patterns of the inhabitants in the affected areas. Readers will discover insights into changes in the behavioral pattern of elephants and local people in the conflict ridden zones, and how this influences food selection. Through this book we also learn about rational management strategies that can be employed on the local and national level to mitigate human-elephant conflicts.
Ecologists, landscape conservation planners and environmental managers engaged in the conservation of large vertebrates in fragmenting and human-dominated landscapes will find this book valuable.

About the authors

Dr. Nilanjana Das Chatterjee is an Assistant Professor in the Geography and Environmental Science department at Vidyasagar University, West Bengal, India. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Man–Elephant Conflict
Book Subtitle
A Case Study from Forests in West Bengal, India
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-31162-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-31162-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-31161-6
Series ISSN
2191-5547
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 179
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 125 illustrations in colour
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