Human-Elephant Conflict Mitigation programme

Wildlife-human conflict (WHC), which refers to hostile interactions between humans and wildlife, is a serious obstacle to wildlife conservation worldwide and is becoming more prevalent as human populations increase, development expands, the global climate changes and other human and environmental factors put people and wildlife in greater direct competition for a shrinking resource base. WHC is fast becoming a serious threat to the survival of many endangered species as it not only culminates in potential harm to all involved but also leads to negative human attitudes towards wildlife. This results in decreased human appreciation of wildlife which can, in turn, have potentially detrimental effects for conservation. Elephants are increasingly coming in conflict with humans due to habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation of their habitats. The mitigation of human-elephant conflict is critical to the survival of this species. ANCF undertakes several projects to tackle this conservation issue.