Project Description

The effect of community workshops and elephant movements on Human-elephant conflict (HEC), Kenya

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 Climate-Smart farming techniques, and education on how to safely live among elephants.