Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2018)
Perception and attitude of local people towards human-elephant conflicts around Mahananda wildlife sanctuary, West Bengal, India
Author(s): Souraditya Chakraborty
Abstract: An elaborate study was conducted on the local peoples’ attitudes, expectations and perceptions towards human–elephant interaction in the fringing villages around Mahananda Wildlife sanctuary, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India. A set of questionnaire was formed and utilized for interviewing 253 individuals in 11 forest fringe villages around the sanctuary during 2015-2017. The perception and responses varied with age, sex, literacy of the respondents.