Living beside a tiger reserve: scientists study compensation for human-wildlife conflict in India

Posted on Jan 22, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Living beside a tiger reserve

 

Villagers gather around livestock killed by a predator © Harsha, J. Mongabay

During an average year, 87% of households surrounding Kanha Tiger Reserve in Central India report experiencing some kind of conflict with wild animals, according to a new paper in the open-access journal PLOS One. Co-existence with protected, free-roaming wildlife can be a challenge when living at the edge of a tiger reserve.

Read more about the troubles locals face when living in a buffer zone, issues with compensation of livestock and crop losses. Find out what is being done to help prevent conflict in the future:

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