Conserving Tiger and Elephant Habitat in India
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Conserving Tiger and Elephant Habitat in India

Researchers are working in northern India to help communities to conserve the habitat and peacefully co-exist with tigers and elephants.

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The facts

Why the research is important

Why the research is important

Tiger and elephant conservation plays an important role in protecting natural resources, which local communities depend on for their livelihoods.

Much of the research on the welfare and conservation of tigers and elephants in the Corbett landscape has been done inside the reserve. This will be one of the first studies to look at human-wildlife conflict outside of the boundaries of the protected reserve, while working in collaboration with community members.

Researchers in Ramnagar Forest Division and Terai-West Forest Division in Uttarakhand have already been working with local communities to collect data on the relationship between humans, wildlife, and ecosystems in the region. You will help researchers to collect data that will further elucidate these relationships and test strategies to reduce conflict between tigers, elephants, and humans.

Conserving Tiger and Elephant Habitat in India

Community engagement is critical to finding ways to reduce human-wildlife conflict.

Results from this project will feed into the management plan of the administrative units of the forest department in the Corbett landscape, which will help to conserve tigers and elephants outside of the reserve while protecting the needs of the communities.

About the research area

Uttarakhand, India, Asia

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Harendra Singh
Bargali
Deputy Director of the Corbett division of The Corbett Foundation (TCF)

ABOUT Harendra Singh Bargali

Dr. Harendra Singh Bargali is working in collaboration with local communities in northern India to study the interaction between tigers, elephants, and humans to aid conservation efforts and support the economic welfare of the communities.

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