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Sustainability, Volume 11, Issue 10 (May-2 2019) – 278 articles
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Cover Story (view full-size image) The drastic depletion of elephant habitats in the dry zone of Sri Lanka has led to intense [...] Read more. The drastic depletion of elephant habitats in the dry zone of Sri Lanka has led to intense human–elephant conflict (HEC) in a region with a celebrated history of human coexistence with elephants and other wild animals. This research explores the role of agricultural land use dynamics on elephant habitat depletion and HEC in Sri Lanka, through the study of Kuttikulama, a dry zone tank village. The study revealed that agricultural land use patterns in traditional dry zone villages have changed in major ways over the last few decades. These changes were found to have significantly contributed to a shift in human–elephant interactions, from relatively harmonious ones to contentious ones. The study also identified some of the traditional and alternative cropping and land use systems with the potential to minimize human-elephant conflict in Sri Lanka. View this paper