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Human-Elephant Conflict: Case Study from Balasore and Rairangpur division of Mayurbhanj Elephant Reserve, Odisha, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Bhanjapur, Baripada, Odisha, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 2, Issue (4), Pages 5-9, April,22 (2013)

Abstract

The data was collected from a period of 2005 to 2011 from Balesore Division and 2005 to 2012 from Rairangpur Division of Mayurbhanj Elephant Reserve. Total twenty villages were affected in Balasore Division where majority of the people are agricultural dependant. In the year 2005-06 two elephants were killed and in 2006-07 one elephant was killed in Balesore Division with no spectacular harm to human habitation. In the year 2007-08, 08-09, 09-10 several houses and acres of crop fields were damaged by elephants. In Rairangpur Division a total of four elephants were killed by human being and five humans were killed by elephants during the period of 2005-2011. Besides this large acres of crop lands were damaged during this period. Rairangpur division seems to be more affected due to human-elephant conflict than Balasore Division where both human and elephant were killed during last seven years.

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