Project Description

Enabling human-elephant co-existence through applied research and stakeholder engagement

Botswana
This project supports rural communities to ensure they can maintain their livelihoods whilst
living alongside wildlife, especially elephants, through workshops and applying local data to
address their concerns. Community members, alongside researchers, will collect movement and
demographic data on elephant use of communal lands bordering the national park, to better
understand their wildlife and shared resources. Collecting movement and demographic data for
elephants utilizing communal lands will help inform community coexistence strategies and land
allocation decisions. National stakeholders will be engaged as well so that the data can inform
countrywide management and wildlife policies.

This project is supported in part by:

Seneca Park Zoo