Human-wildlife coexistence

The ongoing conflict between people and wildlife affects 90% of India and over 500 million people, with on average one human and one elephant death every single day.

With a growing population of 1.2 bn people, over 70m tribal people (the poorest sections of society) rely on the same shrinking forest space as India’s wildlife, increasing the likelihood of conflict situations. Preventing these human-wildlife conflict situations by working with the communities affected is key to making meaningful conservation changes in India.

As the world's population continues to expand and wild spaces are encroached upon for human development, the battle for space and resources between humans and wildlife leads to deadly conflict. Elephant Family's human-wildlife coexistence work aims to create landscapes that allow humans and wildlife to coexist peacefully without killing each other.