Conflicts between elephants and people aren’t new, but they are increasing.
As human populations grow, habitat becomes fragmented, with elephants losing more of the space they need to live.
But the “solutions” to human-elephant conflicts are often politically motivated and can lead to great cruelty to animals.
Individual elephants and entire family groups may be fenced in to smaller and smaller areas or even culled.
IFAW understands that managing such conflicts requires great care, paying attention to the human and animal interests at stake.
Read more about our projects:
Safe migration in India
Fences in Kenya and Malawi
Elephant-friendly farming and micro-credit loans in China
Elephant moves in India, Cote d’Ivoire, and Malawi