Human Wildlife Conflict Mitigation
Human wildlife conflict (HWC) undermines the conservation efforts to safeguard the species, as well as ensuring human wellbeing. The most prevalent HWC is human-elephant conflict in the form of crop damage, loss of human lives and properties, and retaliatory killings of the elephants. The main drivers of HEC are loss of elephant habitats and corridors, and increase in human population which led to increased pressure on limited resources such as space. In most cases the HEC affected people are from low economies in rural places, with limited access to mitigation tools. We, therefore have adopted a multistakeholder and multipronged approach to promote human elephant coexistence.