International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Environmental Science Studies | India | Volume 3 Issue 8, August 2014

Why Elephants Attack the Human Civilization in and Around Western Ghats in South India

Dr. Shishirkumar [24] | Dr. Girish V Patil | Dr. Thejeshwari H.G

Abstract: The frequency of attacks of the mighty beasts in and around human civilization is on a constant rise. More so in the villages and towns those are near to Western Ghats of south India. The frequency has been increasing steadily but surely more so from the last four to five years. There are so many factors that may attract the elephants towards the human world. It may not be water crisis because it is available plenty in and around the Western Ghats. The bamboo is Asian elephants favorite meal1. Now a day, the bamboo trees are very scarce and are becoming extinct. The bamboos were profoundly seen on the outskirts of the Kalpetta and Sultan Bathery, pointing towards the fact that the beasts may turn in for its favorite food.

Keywords: Bamboo, Beasts, Human civilization, Elephants, Western Ghats

Edition: Volume 3 Issue 8, August 2014,

Pages: 865 - 867

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