People perception on wildlife in national Chambal sanctuary, Madhya Pradesh, India
Yogesh Singh, Rajesh K Gurjwar, Ramkumar Lodhi, Rao RJ
Today, successful wildlife conservation plan involves not only an understanding of the biology of the species and its habitat, but also an understanding of local attitudes toward and knowledge about the wildlife species and attitudes toward possible management approaches to the wildlife species. Human-induced action in natural landscapes tends to increase interaction between wildlife and people inside and outside protected areas. People Perceptions provide an important means of assessing the performance of conservation projects so that better policies on wildlife may be developed for effective biodiversity protection and the wellbeing of people living near protected areas.