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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2018; 6(2): 626-634      |                 Available online, April 27, 2018

Human-Elephant confict in Tumkur district, Karnataka, India


Sridevi SN1   and  Vijaya Reddy2


1Research Scholar, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.     

2Research Supervisor, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. India.

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Received :10.03.2018   |   Revised : 23.03.2018   |   Accepted : 23.04.2018   |   Published : 27.04.2018

Human – wildlife conflict is a major obstacle in any kind of conservation in any part of the world today. Whenever we hear about Human-wildlife conflict we think of forest and human settlement around protected areas. In particular with Human-elephant conflicts are happening mostly in many of the National parks, protected areas or around dense forests. But when we observe carefully about these conflicts they are increasing in an alarming rate. These days, areas which are far away from the natural habitats of elephants are also being suffered as evident from number of incidents in the near past. Human-elephant conflict is not a new issue in Karnataka state (India) but the conflict was restricted to few parts of the state from time immemorable. But in the last decade this problem has spread across areas which experienced this problem never before for instance human-elephant conflict in Tumkur district, which is one amongst the dry and famine strucked districts of Karnataka. In Karnataka there are 42 forest divisions among which 25 divisions are experiencing human-elephant conflict currently.


Keywords: Wildlife conflict, conservation, protected areas, habitat.



Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

Sridevi SN  and  Reddy Vijaya (2018) Human-Elephant confict in Tumkur district, Karnataka, India, Int. J. of. Life Sciences, Volume 6(2): 625-634.


Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.



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