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 while 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 which 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