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By: CH Basappanavar(Author), KM Kaveriappa(Author)
176 pages, 89 colour plates, 18 b/w illustrations
This study was conceived as on applied ecology and ecology of elephants apart from anthropocentric factors responsible for human-elephant conflict. In view of the fact that Asian elephant is now endangered throughout its range of distribution, due to ever exploding human civilization and ongoing developmental activities, a widely applicable education strategy and management principles, as required, are suggested in Romancing the Elephant. The study undertaken, among others, is directed towards human-elephant conflict mitigation rather than conflict management to achieve peaceful coexistence. This study has also attempted in evolving short-term and long-term working system of elephant conservation by dovetailing modern science and technology with traditional practices. Romancing the Elephant is more systematic and organized around a broad, comparative approach between the national parks, namely Nagarahole and Bandipur. Such a comparison helps bring about academic and applied significance into focus and provides for conceptual frame work.
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