Living with Wildlife

This topic looks at the hows and whys of living with wildlife.

Wildlife provides people with food, money, shelter, warmth, medicine and inspiration – and yet living with wildlife is not always easy and for many African communities. Conflict between people and wildlife is a serious problem.

Human encroachment and clearance of land for settlements and agriculture not only results in loss of habitat for wildlife, but forces wild animals into close quarters with humans. Resultant loss of crops, livestock or human life is met with retaliatory or even pre-emptive killings of many animals. Whether it’s with elephants, big cats, primates or rodents, human-wildlife conflict is set to grow with the growth of the human population. Finding space for both people and wildlife to co-exist is the ultimate conservation challenge.

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The Elephant Chilli Pepper Project
Chilli stops crop raiding

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Living with Wildlife – Index of Resources

Topic Content


  • Living with Wildlife
  • Animals need Homes
  • How many lions are enough? | Genes and Populations
  • Baboons in our wells, Elephants in our maize
  • Big dog saves big cat
  • From Hunt to Harvest
  • Sustainable businesses depend on wildlife | Ecosystems
  • Living Cathedrals
  • Wildlife as inspiration
  • Activities

Videos


  • Introduction
  • Living with Elephants – Elephant solar fences
  • The Elephant Chilli Pepper Project – Chilli stops crop raiding
  • Living with Predators – Protecting livestock
  • Living with Baboons – Resolving conflict
  • Bushmeat – Alternatives to hunting
  • Eco-Tourism -Profiting from wildlife

Action Sheets


  • Human Wildlife Conflict
  • Monitoring Human – Wildlife Conflict
  • Reducing Crop-raiding by Elephants
  • Chilli Growing Guide
  • Protecting against Primates
  • Protecting Livestock from Predators
  • Elephant Dung Paper

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