ELEPHANT-MAN CONFLICT IN SONITPUR, TINSUKIA AND GOALPARA DISTRICT OF ASSAM, INDIA: A REVIEW

PRIYAM NATH *

Department of Zoology, Dhakuakhana College, Assam, 787055, India.

ADITY DEKA

Department of Zoology, Gauhati University, Assam, 781014, India.

JYOTISH DAIMARY

Department of Zoology, Gauhati University, Assam, 781014, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Human-elephant conflict brings one of the major threats to human life. Since time immemorial, various regions of Assam have been facing the worst human-elephant conflict. Determining if, how and why this conflict has changed over time and finding suggestive measures to control this problem will be an important step towards stabilizing landscapes where human and elephants coexist. The review takes into account findings of various authors related to this area of study. The findings report the cause and effect, including the loss of property and life over time immemorial as a result of human-elephant conflict alone. This short review focuses on the significance of the threat faced by both the people and elephants of the region of Assam particularly in the districts of Sonitpur, Tinsukia and Goalpara, thereby highlighting some strategies for sustainable relation between man and elephant for their co-existence.

Keywords: Assam, co-existence, elephant, elephant-human conflict, sustainable living


How to Cite

NATH, P., DEKA, A., & DAIMARY, J. (2022). ELEPHANT-MAN CONFLICT IN SONITPUR, TINSUKIA AND GOALPARA DISTRICT OF ASSAM, INDIA: A REVIEW. UTTAR PRADESH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 43(20), 76–82. https://doi.org/10.56557/upjoz/2022/v43i203203

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