Living with Wildlife

This module 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 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.

Living with Wildlife – Videos

Other Resources in the Living with Wildlife Modules

Painted Dogs – A new PACE Resource.

The Portuguese edition can be downloaded here,
and the English edition here.

Painted dogs are very social, caring, family focused creatures that present no danger to people. Sadly, they are much misunderstood, and often, this is especially so in areas where they live.  As a result Painted dogs suffer unnecessarily at the hands of human beings. We are determined to help change this trend.

Vultures – A new PACE resource

Vultures are awesome birds. They are majestic, amusing, vulnerable, and yet sadly, are much misunderstood.

A Portuguese edition can be downloaded here and the latest English edition here.

Living with Wildlife – Index of Resources

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