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

Keep Wild Animals Wild Program

New for K-8!

The Keep Wild Animals Wild lesson plans, videos and worksheets explore what makes an animal wild, why we need to keep wild animals wild and how we can help protect wild animals from the threat of wildlife trade.

You will find these and a wealth of other free, multi-lingual educational resources from IFAW’s Animal Action Education program via the regional links to your left.

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