The Human Animal Conflict

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Since humans started to inhabit the earth and proceeded to dominate, there has been conflict between our species and the wild animals that we share our biosphere with. Many animals have become domesticated to fit around our way of life; however, it is the wild animals that mesmerise us while also posing the most significant threat. This essay will aim to discuss the ‘human-animal conflict’ and what methods are being put in place to minimise the encounters and risks associated with wild animals and human populations. Located in the Terai Arc Landscape in Nepal and India there is a crucial national park that supports more than 100 tigers. The Chitwan National Park (CNP) provides substantial habitat and resources for Panthera tigris to thrive within the park; this abundance of P. tigris has led to human-tiger conflict and stands to reverse the effects of tiger conservation by reduced support from the human inhabitants of the area. One study wanted to investigate individuals of the P. tigris species to determine if there was, in fact, problem animals and were their biological and environmental factors that could increase the chance of conflict. The protected areas within Nepal and India have buffer zones surrounding them which have high human populations; it is these buffer zones where most of the encounters with tigers arise. (Lamichhane et al., 2017) determined that there is a small proportion of tigers (<5%) in the population of CNP that do cause
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