Action Plan for the Mitigation of Human-Elephant Conflict in India

There are several projects and initiatives, on the mitigation of elephant-human conflict, taking place around the country with little sharing of information. Wildlife managers in one state do not have access to research findings or results of mitigation measure testing being carried out in other states. This often results in ad hoc management decisions being taken. In an effort to aid wildlife managers in the field, this action plan, initiated by noted film-maker and writer, Ms Janaki Lenin, co-authored by elephant expert, Dr Raman Sukumar, and with technical inputs from ANCF, provides detailed knowledge of the causes for human-elephant conflicts, up-to-date measures on their mitigation and a synthesis of these into a decision-making framework.