Scaling-up African Forest Elephant Conservation in the Kakum Landscape, Ghana

Kakum Conservation Area (KCA) is one of Ghana’s protected areas home to a population of forest elephants that is threatened by poaching and retaliatory killings in response to human-elephant conflict. This project uses DNA studies to learn about elephant social behavior and habitat usage to inform stakeholder meetings with farmers and communities to foster peaceful coexistence. Workshops connect stakeholders with security and wildlife officials to build capacity of community-based antipoaching teams. Local outreach and awareness campaigns are also planned.

IEF #AF1048

Project Years: 2024

Project Partners:
Daniel Konzin, Kakum Conservation Area, Ghana Wildlife Division, Forestry Commission, Ghana