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Human-Elephant Conflicts and Villagers’ Attitudes and Knowledge in the Xishuangbanna Nature Reserve, China

School of Economics and Management, Beijing Forestry University,35 Qinghua East Road, Beijing 100083, China
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(23), 8910; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17238910
Received: 16 November 2020 / Revised: 27 November 2020 / Accepted: 29 November 2020 / Published: 30 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Environmental Science and Engineering)
In this study, we analyzed the accidents associated with the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus Linnaeus) and issues pertaining to compensation in Xishuangbanna Nature Reserve from 2011 to 2018. We conducted interviews and a questionnaire survey with 217 villagers. The results show that: (1) the main Asian elephants damage is crop loss (more than 95% of the total damage), and the villagers suffer economic losses; (2) through the influence of traditional culture and natural education, the majority of local villagers still have a favorable impression of Asian elephants; (3) female respondents, those engaged in agricultural production, those who had experienced crop loss and those who had never seen Asian elephants had more negative attitudes toward Asian elephants; (4) most villagers believe that the Asian elephant population has increased in the past decade; and (5) the villagers are quite passive in the human–elephant conflict, and most of them do not take action. Finally, based on the research results, this paper discusses the causes of human elephant conflict and proposes targeted mitigation measures. View Full-Text
Keywords: Asian elephant; human–elephant conflict; Xishuangbanna; wildlife damage Asian elephant; human–elephant conflict; Xishuangbanna; wildlife damage
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Su, K.; Ren, J.; Yang, J.; Hou, Y.; Wen, Y. Human-Elephant Conflicts and Villagers’ Attitudes and Knowledge in the Xishuangbanna Nature Reserve, China. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 8910.

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Su K, Ren J, Yang J, Hou Y, Wen Y. Human-Elephant Conflicts and Villagers’ Attitudes and Knowledge in the Xishuangbanna Nature Reserve, China. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(23):8910.

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Su, Kaiwen; Ren, Jie; Yang, Jie; Hou, Yilei; Wen, Yali. 2020. "Human-Elephant Conflicts and Villagers’ Attitudes and Knowledge in the Xishuangbanna Nature Reserve, China" Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 17, no. 23: 8910.

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