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Decreasing Human-Wildlife Conflict

Human-Wildlife Conflict (HWC) happens when wildlife encroach in an area of human habitation and cause injury and/or damage to people, their crops, buildings, or livestock.  Many experts consider this to be on par with poaching as a threat to some species like elephants.  With available space and resources becoming ever more scarce and precious, HWC is on the increase.  People often feel justified in injuring or killing wildlife who have posed a threat to their lives or property.  This can provide a bridge to poaching and poachers if a deed of self-protection can lead to a high monetary gain. MaaViva is working on implementing many creative and innovative ways to stem HWC to a possibility of humans and wildlife living harmoniously together.

Patrolling elephant corridors outside the Ngorongoro Conservation Area;
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