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2017

Human Wildlife Conflict mitigation through sustainable rural community tourism activities.

Botswana

Titre : Human Wildlife Conflict mitigation through sustainable rural community tourism activities.

Pays : Botswana

Numéro projet : BOT/SGP/OP6/Y3/CORE/BD/17/10

Domaine : Biodiversity

Durée : 12/2017 --- 11/2019

Bénéficiaire : Boteti Rural Development Trust

Présentation
The Human Wildlife Conflict prevailing in the Boteti Sub district needs urgent intervention. The focus of this proposed project shall be on the Human Elephant Conflict in particular. Participation by the affected communities in the attempt to strike the balance of coexistence between man and elephant is indeed crucial to the success of any mitigation strategies to be pursued. Elephants not only cause harm in the form of crop and other projects’ destruction, so far two (2) human deaths due to elephant trampling have been recorded in Boteti in the first half of 2017. The expected results for the proposed project are ; an information center constructed, this will be used to provide environmental education. The information gathered through various forms of research and consultations will be documented, stored and distributed through the information center. Other project activities such as MOMS Rangers training and workshops targeted at capacitating the community on HWC mitigation strategies will also be coordinated from the information center as well as in Kgotlas. The project also aims at empowering farmers, youth groups, environmental clubs in schools and the community at large with tools aimed at addressing the human wildlife conflict in their area.
A majority of activities of the proposed project involve a substantial number of youth. The beekeeping exercise is suitable for youth due to its challenges. Management Oriented Management System MOMS, requires physically sound rangers to carry out the information gathering and analysis. The farming and food making business is best handled by women and mostly youthful women ; hence most of the beekeepers and spice cultivators will mostly be young men and women while the rest of the population carries on with normal agricultural activities. Youth leaders will be trained in conservation through the training of trainers program that shall be conducted at the information center.

Financement
Grant Amount (GEF) : US$ 49,952.77
Co-Finanshing in-Kind : US$ 5,807.99

GEF Small Grants Programme

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