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Category: Elephant

STS introduces new methods in mitigating Human-Wildlife Conflict

As part of our ongoing commitment to education here you see 2 students in Mozambique, who are studying our Human/Elephant Conflict methods making “Elephant Repellant.” This is completely natural and works well in deterring elephants from entering a specific area, thereby keeping communities safe.

Wildlife translocations, disease investigation, treatment of endangered species and research support are all components of the work STS is doing across Africa. But, our main day-today activities are linked to one of the biggest challenges conservation faces: Human-wildlife conflict.

Human-wildlife conflicts arise when Humans come into contact with wildlife. With increasing land conversion of wildlife habitats into urban areas, people are coming into contact with wildlife more frequently. Elephants in particular are a cause for concern for communities, not only due to the risk to lives and properties, but also the risk to crops and livelihoods. With future land conversion, it is expected that the human-wildlife conflict will increase. Therefore, we must be there to help mitigate these conflicts before they arise.

STS in Mozambique have begun testing new methods to deter Elephants from raiding crops in critical wildlife corridor areas, where Elephants are likely to pass. We also recently collared another group of African giants involved in conflict in southern Mozambique to track their movements.

The data from collars is crucial and will help Government to manage the landscape the Elephants enjoy and ultimately save animal and Human lives. Conservation has to be about coexistence.

We would like to thank our partners on the ground in Mozambique WildAid Administração Nacional das Áreas de Conservação Peace Parks Foundation & Elephants Alive

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