Towards a forum on human-elephant conflict

On 20th April, at a workshop held to promote information exchange regarding conflicts between people and elephants in Tanzania, NGOs and wildlife authorities met to encourage dialogue between people and organizations working to avoid further conflict. As a result of the workshop, participants, who included leading NGO practitioners in the field of human-elephant conflict as well as their counterparts in government, decided to move forward with plans to establish a discussion forum on the subject.

The meeting was hosted by the Tanzania Natural Resource Forum and the World Society for the Protection of Animals.

For more on the meeting please see the following resources:

Presentations were made by:

  • Richard Hoare, Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute
  • Trevor Jones, Wildlife Conservation Society
  • John Muya, Wildlife Division
  • Alex Chang'a, World Society for the Protection of Animals
  • Cyprian Malima, World Wildlife Fund for Nature 
  • Alfred Kikoti, African Wildlife Foundation
  • Lucas Malugu, Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute