Research in Translation
Editor’s Note 4.4
Can we actually turn landscapes of (wildlife -human) conflict into landscapes of co-existence, ask John Linnell, R. Sukumar and Kartik Shanker, the editors of this special issue on wildlife -human conflict. The studies showcased in this issue illustrate that while there is no easy solution, there are case-specific measures that can help mitigate or sometimes prevent conflict situations.
In this issue, financially assisted by the Royal Norwegian Embassy, New Delhi, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, and the Research Council of Norway, we present over a dozen case studies of conflict (elephants, big cats, turtles, etc.) across diverse landscapes in India and Norway (page 04). Janaki Lenin asks how leopards in central India manage to live with humans (page 22), Rohan Arthur and Kartik Shanker explore the conflict between fishing communities and turtles in two diverse parts of India (page 28), and Arati Rao summarises research on blackbuck conflict and the disconnect between wildlife, farmers and bureaucrats (page 18).