Project Description

HEC mitigation through community managed Tongis (look out points) in fringe of Kaziranga NP

India
Human-elephant conflict is a major obstacle for communities living around Kaziranga National
Park (KNP) and frequent crop depredation causes considerable hardship for the people living in
the region. Making the community an equal partner in mitigation and conservation initiatives,
this project will install 90 additional “Tongis” or improvised lookout points for crop guarding,
throughout 6 villages on the periphery of KNP. Awareness and conservation education materials
will be spread through workshops, film nights, and community meetings. This community-based
program will enhance the physical and financial safety of the community and therefore
strengthen attitudes in favor of conservation.