The Deadly Human Wildlife Conflict in India-People And Wildlife

The growing human population,deforestation,loss of habitat and decline in their prey species are few major reason behind the Human wildlife conflict in India. Natural wildlife territory is overlaps with the humans existence and various forms of human–wildlife conflict occur with various negative results.

The Killing Incidents of Wild Animals and Man-Eating Tigers

Leopard Attack


Leopard attacks on humans are regularly reported only in India,The Panthera pardus or the leopards kill more humans in India than all other carnivores. Human–leopard conflict regions of the country are West Bengal, Maharashtra and Assam where most of the deadly leopard attack incident happened.

Tiger Attack


Most of the Tiger attacks in India appeared in the Sundarbans mangrove forest National Park of West Bengal. Sundarbans host largest population of tigers in the world due to its densely covered mangrove forests and climate. In the recent tiger attacks on Human was, A tiger attacked forest rangers on an Elephant in the Kaziranga National Park of Assam, in the north-east state of India. The tigers are known as Man-Eaters and Sundarbans is one of the famous place to spot these big cats, there are only 1706 tigers are left in the wild India.

Elephant Attack


Elephant is one of the holy animal in India,especially in Kerala but due to elephant attack some 500 people are killed by each year. There are many incident of elephant attacks occurred in the villages of Kerala and other parts of India.

Bear Attack


A sloth bear attacked and killed one person and seriously injured three others in India,major zone includes Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh where most of the incident occurred.

Natural Wildlife Territory Where Most of Human Wildlife Conflict Occurred

Elephants in Kerala


The Great Asian Elephants are one of the endangered species of animals in India and State Animal of Kerala and one of the holy Indian animal. Most of the Hindu temples in Kerala own elephants and during the annual festival processions and ceremonial circumnambulations
elephants carry the Hindu deity.

Jim Corbett National Park


The Corbett National Park of Uttarakhand is famous for notable man-eaters leopard, responsible for at least 400 attacks on humans. Leopard of Panar,Leopard of Rudraprayag and Leopard of the Mulher Valley have claimed thousand of human and cattle lives. Leopards are still one of the most dangerous animal in India and responsible for many human life alone among the other four big cats of India.

Sundarbans National Park


The largest Swamp and mangroves forest of India is also home to over 500 Bengal tigers, who killed from 50-250 people per year in India and Bangladesh. Tiger attacks in the Sundarbans is the best example of human interaction and conflict between local people and wild animals. The Man-Eating Tigers of Sundarbans and Human wildlife Conflict rate has dropped significantly due to better management techniques.

Reason Behind The Human Interaction

Loss of Habitat
Decline in Prey
Injured or Old Animal
Growing Human Population

Results of Human Wildlife Conflict

Crop Damage
Animal Deaths
Loss of Human Life
Injuries to People
Injuries to Wildlife
Livestock Depredation

Solutions to Reduce Human Interaction and Wildlife Conflict

Land-Use Planning
Livestock Protection
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