In areas where there are difficult interactions between people and wildlife, both the wildlife species and people can be negatively impacted - this is human-wildlife conflict (HWC). Whether it is elephants damaging granaries and houses, wild boars feeding on crops or carnivores killing livestock in pastures, people suffer and experience fear. If not addressed adequately, people feel isolated and disregarded and their support for conservation efforts may decrease.
In many cases technical approaches to decrease crop, property and livestock losses can greatly support the process of conflict management. However, most such situations also have strong cultural, historic and political dimensions, which need to be taken into consideration to sustainably avoid, reduce, and mitigate conflict risks.
With a profound expertise on HWC management practises in African and Asian countries, I offer socio-ecologic HWC monitoring and analysis as well as technical hands-on trainings and workshops. I further support your organisation and projects in developing community-based approaches focused on the process of sustainable HWC management.