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Poaching and Militancy

Poaching and Militancy
The Asian Elephant under Siege

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  • Date Published: March 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108473651

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  • The Asian elephant is an endangered species due to its relentless poaching mainly for ivory. However, unlike the African elephant whose both males and females are tusk bearers, in Asian elephants only males bear tusk. This has resulted in their selective killing and has not only led to an alarming fall in their number but impacted the sex-ratio. This book critically examines this problem and addresses the issue of human-elephant conflict. It studies the four elephant zones of the country with specific focus on Odisha, which is home to a large population of elephants in the central Indian zone. It also ponders on the possibility of the existence of a well-developed network supporting organized poaching and armed militancy, which applies to the central African countries as well.

    • Includes photographs from fieldwork
    • Makes extensive use of support elements like pie charts and bar graphs representing ground-level research
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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108473651
    • length: 156 pages
    • dimensions: 237 x 160 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.36kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of photographic plates
    List of bars, pie charts, and maps
    1. The Asian elephant
    2. Human–elephant conflict
    3. Elephant under siege
    4. Poaching and militancy
    5. Future of the Asian elephant

  • Author

    Binoy Kumar Behera
    Binoy Kumar Behera was Director General of Police, Fire Service, Home Guards and Civil Defence in Odisha, India. He completed his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Utkal, Bhuwaneswar.

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