Behavior Change Campaign for Developing Human Elephant Coexistence, Nepal

Approximately 120 elephants and 87 tigers share the same habitat with humans in Bardia National Park and the surrounding area in Nepal. Increasing incidents of human-elephant and human-wildlife conflict have caused crop losses, property damage, and human deaths, which then lead to retaliatory killings of elephants and tigers. Building on past IEF support, this project mobilizes village youth in Community Based Anti-Poaching Units, conducts behavioral change education and outreach programs, and helps communities find sustainable alternative crops and livelihoods to decrease the risk of conflict with elephants.

IEF #1046

Project Years:2024

Project Partners:
Rabin Bahadur K.C., Biodiversity Conservation Society Nepal (BIOCOS-NEPAL), Nepal