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.
- Protecting people and elephants in Myanmar's forests
- Providing early warning systems that help avoid human-elephant conflict
- Reducing human-elephant conflict in the Karbi Foothills of Assam
- Saving endangered large mammals and protecting Karnataka's forest
- The Odisha Elephant Landscape Project
- Enriched Landscapes for Elephants & People in Odisha
- Determining Human-Elephant Coexistence Baselines
- Taking Account of the Elephant's Behaviour
- Expanding Support for Elephant Guardians in Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex
- Conservation Response Units
- Cardamom Mountains Elephant Survey
- Integrating Biodiversity and Elephants into Peace and Development
- Understanding Elephant Behaviour in a Human-Dominated Landscape