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More than 1,000 people killed in India as human and wildlife habitats collide

gauhati, india
Villagers watch as a herd of wild elephants walks towards them looking for food in Kurkuria, about 45km east of Gauhati, India. Photograph: Anupam Nath/AP

Elephant and tiger territories are shrinking as India’s growing population encroaches on wild spaces causing an increase in fatalities

August 1, 2017 — A deadly conflict is under way between India’s growing population and its wildlife confined to ever-shrinking forests and grasslands. Data shows that about one person has been killed on average every day for the past three years by roaming tigers or rampaging elephants. Continue reading More than 1,000 people killed in India as human and wildlife habitats collide