Geospatial Modelling to Assess Human Elephant Conflict and Corridor Mapping in Palamau Tiger Reserve, Jharkhand (India)

Shruti Kanga *, A. C. Pandey **, Ayesha Shaheen ***, Suraj Kumar Singh ****
* Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Centre for Climate Change & Water Research, Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
** Professor, Centre for Land Resource Management, Central University of Jharkhand (CUJ), India.
*** PG Scholar, Centre for Land Resource Management, School of Natural Resource Management, Central University of Jharkhand, India.
**** Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Centre for Sustainable Development, Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
Periodicity:February - April'2018
DOI : https://doi.org/10.26634/jfet.13.3.14227

Abstract

Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus) is the basically jeopardized biggest earthbound creature. In the course of recent decades, the quantity of Asian Elephants has dwindled because of human infringement and spontaneous settlements and development along the development courses and halls of this lofty creature. Along these lines, legitimate preservation activities require a point by point spatial database on the courses and passages of Asian Elephant. Humannatural life clashes happen inside the setting of dynamic socio-environmental frameworks. Understanding these contentions at generally more extensive spatial and transient scales gives a knowledge into the contention situations crosswise over bigger territory and changes in their spread and power over a wide time frame. This information would be able to give vigorous contributions to arrangement making for the locale on the issue. Then again, understanding these contentions at generally littler spatio-fleeting scale may be helpful in moderation of contentions for neighbourhood administration organizations, for example, Forest Department. This locale is much of the time left by elephants from the neighbouring environments of Orissa and Jharkhand looking for better natural surroundings and regularly entering human residences and farming fields bringing about clashes with people. Satellite images and ground data were utilized for Land use/land cover mapping and identification of contention zones. In the present study, data was utilized to dole out weights to the three elements, viz., types of vegetation cover, nearness to water body, and vicinity to human home. In light of the investigation, a passageway for elephant development and movement has been recognized which could be overseen by the state government with a specific end goal to limit human-elephant clashes in the locale.

Keywords

Human Elephant Conflict, Geospatial Modeling, Corridor Mapping, Remote Sensing, Elephant Suitability, Settlement, Satellite Images, Accessibility

How to Cite this Article?

Kanga, S., Pandey, A. C., Shaheen, A., & Singh, S. K. (2018). Geospatial Modelling to Assess Human Elephant Conflict and Corridor Mapping in Palamau Tiger Reserve, Jharkhand (India). i-manager’s Journal on Future Engineering and Technology,13(3), 24-34. https://doi.org/10.26634/jfet.13.3.14227

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