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A simple method for assessing elephant body condition


Fernando, P; Janaka, H K; Ekanayaka, S K K; Nishantha, H G; Pastorini, J (2009). A simple method for assessing elephant body condition. Gajah, 31:29-31.

Abstract

Human-elephant conflict (HEC) is widespread
across Asian elephant range (Sukumar 1989;
Santhiapillai & Jackson 1990). The threat
to elephants from HEC makes it a serious
conservation problem. Loss of human life and
limb, and economic losses due to crop raiding and
property damage by elephants, makes it a major
socio-economic and political issue (Fernando
2006). Rapidly expanding human populations
result in ever greater conversion of elephant
habitats and increased interaction between
humans and elephants, leading to escalation of
HEC. ‘Development’ and wide media coverage of
the effects of HEC on people change perceptions
and expectations, causing decreased tolerance of
damage caused by elephants.

Human-elephant conflict (HEC) is widespread
across Asian elephant range (Sukumar 1989;
Santhiapillai & Jackson 1990). The threat
to elephants from HEC makes it a serious
conservation problem. Loss of human life and
limb, and economic losses due to crop raiding and
property damage by elephants, makes it a major
socio-economic and political issue (Fernando
2006). Rapidly expanding human populations
result in ever greater conversion of elephant
habitats and increased interaction between
humans and elephants, leading to escalation of
HEC. ‘Development’ and wide media coverage of
the effects of HEC on people change perceptions
and expectations, causing decreased tolerance of
damage caused by elephants.

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Item Type:Journal Article, not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Department of Anthropology
Dewey Decimal Classification:300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
Language:English
Date:2009
Deposited On:03 Mar 2010 12:20
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:01
Publisher:International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
Official URL:http://www.asesg.org/gajah.htm
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-32262

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