World Journal of Environmental Biosciences
World Journal of Environmental Biosciences
2023 Volume 12 Issue 2

Human - Monkey (Macaca Radiata) Conflict in Chamundi Hill - Mysuru, Karnataka


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Abstract

The human-monkey conflict has historical roots due to habitat encroachment and crop raiding. Current status varies, with conflicts continuing in areas of habitat overlap, requiring mitigation measures. Posing safety concerns and necessitating wildlife authorities' intervention for protection. The study area for the survey was Chamundi Hill, located in Mysore in the state of Karnataka, India, and possesses distinct geographical properties that contribute to its scenic beauty and ecological significance. Chamundi Hill (Latitude: 12.2741° N Longitude: 76.6652° E) rise to an elevation of approximately 1,070 meters (3,510 feet) above sea level. The human-monkey conflict survey is a systematic study conducted to assess and understand the issues arising from the interactions and conflicts between humans and monkeys. Survey data on conflict incidents aimed to analyze the frequency, intensity, and characteristics of monkey attacks on humans at Chamundi Hill. The aggressive and fearless monkeys caused numerous attacks, leading to a high human attack rate. Incidents involved scratching and biting, necessitating treatment for the injured. Proposed mitigation measures are required. The people uses various techniques for this, the most unique one was using a doll of a tiger or leopard. The crop raiding of monkeys is seen in the villages within 5 km of the forest ranges, The monkey attack on humans was seen in the villages within the 2 km radius of forest ranges.


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Karayathil AK, Gurusiddappa LH, Shivasundari RSM. Human - Monkey (Macaca Radiata) Conflict in Chamundi Hill - Mysuru, Karnataka. World J Environ Biosci. 2023;12(2):19-25. https://doi.org/10.51847/dpGQL4yAXY
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Karayathil, A. K., Gurusiddappa, L. H., & Shivasundari, R. S. M. (2023). Human - Monkey (Macaca Radiata) Conflict in Chamundi Hill - Mysuru, Karnataka. World Journal of Environmental Biosciences, 12(2), 19-25. https://doi.org/10.51847/dpGQL4yAXY
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