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Spatial representation of forest cover, conflict on Google Earth

HUMAN SETTLMENT

The number of human settlements has increased considerably over the last decade. The park is surrounded by human habitation and several settlements have been encroaching on the park. Presented here is a visual representation of the extent to which human settlement has developed around the park over 40 years. This gives an idea of the increased pressure upon the park's surrounding land and its resources. To view the extent of the encroachments you can zoom into the Google Earth map below.

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From Geovun Report, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Maharashtra Forest Department. Visual representation by Kritika Kapadia (with thanks to Koustubh Sharma for his help)
 
 
 
Park Boundary
Human Habitation in 1967
Human Habitation in 2007
 
     
     
     
 

FOREST COVER SUB-TAB

This map shows the change in forest cover between 1967 and 2007. The yellow areas are where there was also forest cover in 1967 but not any more in 2007.

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From Geovun Report, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Maharashtra Forest Department. Visual representation by Kritika Kapadia (with thanks to Koustubh Sharma for his help)
 
 
 
Forest Cover in 1967

Forest Cover in 2007

 
     
 
     
     
 

HUMAN LEOPARD INTERACTIONS SUB TAB

The Imagebelow shows the places where conflict between man and leopard has occurred between 2002-2006.

A maximum of 27 conflicts took place in 2004, whereas only 1 in 2007. Out of a total of 61 incidences, 35 have been deaths.

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From Geovun Report, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Maharashtra Forest Department. Visual representation by Kritika Kapadia (with thanks to Koustubh Sharma for his help)