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.