The effect of community workshops and elephant movements on HEC
Building upon the IEF funded work done on elephant deterrents in partnership with Dr. Bruce
Schulte, this project will expand local outreach via a regional workshop program focusing on the
key drivers of HEC. Using community collected data on elephant movements and crop raiding,
the effects of deterrents will be assessed to develop and inform management strategies for
communities living with elephants. Six Kenyan villages will receive workshops with information
on alternative livelihoods, community capacity building, improved farming techniques, and
education on how to safely live amongst elephants.