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Botswana (2010)

Human Elephant Conflict in the Okavango Panhandle, an HEC Hotspot in Africa

Songhurst Anna

Titre : Human Elephant Conflict in the Okavango Panhandle, an HEC Hotspot in Africa

Pays : Botswana

Zone d’intervention : Mohembo East - Gudigwa

Date : January 2010 – February 2011

Bénéficiaire : Songhurst Anna

Description
The Okavango Panhandle, the study area of this project, is an HEC hotspot in Botswana. A more detailed understanding of spatial patterns and environmental predictors of conflict are required in order to devise effective mitigation strategies here. This project aims to train enumerators from the community to collect independent primary data on HEC incidents and record their GPS locations. Independent data collection is important to avoid bias. By involving community participation in the data collection phase of the project, it is hoped that community awareness and responsibility for the HEC situation in the panhandle will be developed.
Data from this project will be combined with the additional data from the overall HEC research project being carried out in the area, and will contribute crucial information to the Government of Botswana about the processes and underlying patterns of HEC in the panhandle. Such information will be useful in designing effective HEC mitigation strategies and alternative land use plans to reduce HEC, which is essential for the success of the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area. A reduction in HEC and an increase in positive community perception towards the KZTfCA, are essential for the long-term conservation of Botswana’s elephant population and to avoid culling

Financement  : £5,915

The Rufford Foundation

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