Elephants, Crops and People

14 Aug 2000 Queen Elizabeth National Park , Uganda, Africa Conflict | Farming | Mammals

Michael Keigwin

This project aims to reduce current and future conflicts between the recovering elephant population of the Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda and the growing human communities neighbouring the park.

Less than thirty years ago, elephants roamed over 70% of Uganda. They are now confined to a few protected areas, covering less than 6% of the country. Elephant and human populations are forced to cohabit in direct competition and increasing conflict over diminishing resources. Crop-raiding is a growing problem and farmers are sometimes killed trying to deter the elephants.

This project aims to reduce current and future conflicts between the recovering elephant population of the Queen Elizabeth National Park and the growing human communities neighbouring the park. Following surveys of the area, this will involve the development of a monitoring system for elephant/human interaction and the training of a team of Ugandans in elephant management.

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