Human–wildlife conflict or man–animal conflict refers to the interaction between wild animals and humans, and the resultant negative impact on human beings, animals, resources, and habitats. It occurs when growing human populations overlap with established wildlife territory, creating competition for space and resources. Such conflicts may include loss of life or injury to humans and wild animals, depredation of livestock, and degradation of habitat. Human–wildlife conflict is a global issue present in urban and rural landscapes alike. Sameeksha Pandey highlights some cases of man–animal conflict in India.
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