human elephant conflict mitigation

Poaching continues to pose a significant threat, but many elephants face an even bigger challenge: conflict with humans.

As the human population increases, so do competing land uses, such as farming and cattle grazing. As humans compete for limited resources like water, land, and grass for livestock, we further encroach onto what were once wild lands. With less space to share, people and animals now come into direct contact at an alarming rate and often with deadly results.

Big Life works strategically to mitigate human-elephant conflict, such as by deploying dedicated rapid-response teams to chase elephants out of farms, and by building crop-protection fences to deter elephants from entering farmed areas in the first place. We also help to protect the local water supply from damage caused by elephants and to provision water when necessary so that there is enough for livestock and wildlife alike.

100 km of Crop-Protection Fencing
24 Crop-Protection Rangers
31 Fence Maintenance Workers

 

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