International Journal of Zoology Studies

International Journal of Zoology Studies


International Journal of Zoology Studies
International Journal of Zoology Studies
Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2018)

Perception and attitude of local people towards human-elephant conflicts around Mahananda wildlife sanctuary, West Bengal, India


Souraditya Chakraborty

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.
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