Human-Elephant Conflict in South-Eastern Bhutan

Southern Bhutan is facing serious levels of human-elephant conflict which are threatening livelihoods, food security, and human lives. While some mitigation measures are being implemented, more information is needed to effectively craft conservation policy. This project works within the affected communities to conduct focus groups and discussions to map local conflict hotspots and understand the perception communities have towards elephant conservation. Then they will create local conservation and awareness campaigns, form elephant conservation groups, and nature clubs within the conflict zones in order to positively affect attitudes towards elephants and conservation.

IEF #1043

Project Years: 2023

Project Partners:
Divisional Forest Office Bhutan