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Predictive analytics for reducing human-animal conflict

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  • Singh, Nitin
  • Islam, K M Baharul

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Forest-adjoining areas are prone to human-animal conflict. In such areas, there is an urgent need to develop methods that prevent animal intrusion in human habitats while also ensuring that wild animals are not harmed. We have applied data science to track animal (in this case, the Indian panther) movement in forests and animal intrusion in villages adjoining the forest environment. The Indian panther (Panthera pardus fusca) is a panther subspecies distributed across the Indian subcontinent. We find that analytics on pugmark data can be effectively applied to simulate movement of the animal and thus undertake preventive measures.

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  • Singh, Nitin & Islam, K M Baharul, 2017. "Predictive analytics for reducing human-animal conflict," International Journal of Development and Conflict, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, vol. 7(2), pages 81-96.
  • Handle: RePEc:gok:ijdcv1:v:7:y:2017:i:2:p:81-96
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